Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek & Roman Mythology One of the three Furies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In classical mythology, one of the Furies, the others being Alecto and Megæra.
  • n. In zoöl, a generic name of certain insects and reptiles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of the three Furies

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Examples

  • The Tisiphone was the look-out ship of the squadron, which sailed from

    Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I

  • But when the admiral proposed to send the Tisiphone on with it, Captain Saumarez, desirous of remaining at the seat of warlike operations, represented to him that the Tisiphone was a fine fast-sailing ship on a new construction, that in the existing state of affairs she might be useful, and that he should be happy to contribute by his own personal exertions to the promotion of the public service; whereas any vessel could run down with the trade-wind to Jamaica.

    Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I

  • You know, the ancient Greeks had these magical ladies named Alecto and Megaeara and Tisiphone, collectively known as the Furies, who would just relentlessly hound the liars of the world to misery and ruin and death.

    The Man Who Wasn't There: A Whole Day Of Tony Hayward's Obfuscating In Four Minutes

  • If Tisiphone and sisters refuse by this date to triple powers, the Clown Fairy is to be destroyed, and the Furies informed of such.

    The Three Furies

  • Alecto is ready to annihilate us all in a fit of rage, Tisiphone will happily punish us with death for all of our misdeeds, and Megaera wants to shred us out of jealousy.

    The Three Furies

  • “They gave us warnings,” Tisiphone agreed, setting Erec down again.

    The Three Furies

  • Tisiphone scooped Erec up in a windy hand, and he toppled back so he was sitting on her palm.

    The Three Furies

  • So, what happened on the day when my sisters, the Fates, imprisoned Alecto, Tisiphone, and myself in Tartarus?

    The Three Furies

  • If the cup was half full for the older triplets, it was half empty for Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera.

    The Three Furies

  • Feeling some guilt, but plotting to abscond with Megaera and Tisiphone when she finds them, Rafe cuts a deal with Lisa.

    Stolen Fury-Elisabeth Naughton « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

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