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“One inscription from a tophet a temple where such sacrifices took place at Carthage declares, It is to the Lady Tanit Face of Baal and to Baal Hammon that Bomilcar son of Hanno, grandson of Milkiathon, vowed this son of his own flesh.”
“As Richard Miles tells us, the tophet at Carthage was traced after French archaeologists became suspicious of a local stone dealer who was selling a surprising number of inscribed Punic stones.”
“Near the tophet, or cemetery, at ancient Carthage he found hundreds of pointed stelae, re-used as building material for a structure erected after the city was destroyed by the Romans in 146 B.C.”
“Don't that beat tophet and repeat?" they inquired, in exact unison.”
“Taint right to give even nigs sech hell-fire as they sell round har; it git's a feller's stumac used ter tophet 'fore the rest on him is”
“It's somethin 'that makes me as mad as tophet when you start me out to do anything I don't feel it's no ways right to do, and it keeps whisperin' to me I'm a fool to do it.”
“We're goin 'to tophet, and you done it, and you've got to pay for it," Brackett wailed over and over, bobbing about on the seat.”
“Mossbacks are always ready to believe that a man that's travelled any has been raising seventeen kinds of tophet all his life.”
“A boomerang has come back and mowed us flatter than an oven door in tophet.”
“But if you ain't A-1, shipshape, and seamanlike and come aboard my vessel to loaf on your job you'll wish you were in tophet with the torches lighted.”
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