Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pl. cycli (sī′ klī). Same as cycle, 5.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of fossil crustaceans of uncertain character.
“There is an interesting kind of cyclus which has been broken this year in that the belts froze icebreakers in action in the years of 1976, 1986 and 1996 but not this year as expected.”
“cyclus," or series, shows the painter's power of sustained thought and faculty of invention.”
“These Tartaric tribes term the first two years of the ten-year _cyclus_, 'green and greenish,' the two next, 'red and reddish,' and soon, yellow and yellowish, white and whitish, and finally, black and blackish. ”
“In the first two of the ten-year cyclus they are blue; in the two next, red; in the two following, yellow; in the two next, red; and in the last two, black.”
“-- Now Hamburg has set the good example, by representing a whole cyclus (seven operas of Lortzing's), and Dresden has followed with the "Two Grenadiers.”
“Odysseus 'Return" is the third of four parts of a cyclus, called the”
“As a water-colour painter he attained his greatest triumphs in the cyclus of the Seven Ravens, and in that of the legend of Melusine.”
“In "The Valkyrie," properly the first part of the cyclus, the human drama begins.”
“The four dramatic poems which constitute its cyclus were written as early as 1852, which will correct a very general impression that this colossal work was projected during the closing years of his life.”
“This term means "magicians from the south" or "diviners with thorns," and was applied in the Quetzalcoatl mythical cyclus to the legendary enemies of Huitzilopochtli, whom he is said to have destroyed as soon as he was born.”
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