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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Numididae.

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Examples

  • “It is only this,” answered the soldier: “I have had an interview with the man called Agelastes, and he seems something so different from what he appeared when we last spoke of him, that I cannot forbear mentioning to you what I have seen.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • “Such being the case, Greece and its accompanying Themes are called upon to listen and learn that a villain, namely Agelastes, who had insinuated himself into the favour of the Emperor, by affection of deep knowledge and severe virtue, had formed a treacherous plan for the murder of the Emperor Alexius Comnenus, and a revolution in the state.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • "It is only this," answered the soldier: "I have had an interview with the man called Agelastes, and he seems something so different from what he appeared when we last spoke of him, that I cannot forbear mentioning to you what I have seen.

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • "Such being the case, Greece and its accompanying Themes are called upon to listen and learn that a villain, namely Agelastes, who had insinuated himself into the favour of the Emperor, by affection of deep knowledge and severe virtue, had formed a treacherous plan for the murder of the Emperor Alexius Comnenus, and a revolution in the state.

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • "Agelastes," he said, "Achilles Tatius, and Hereward the Varangian, were the persons principally entrusted in its progress.

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • Over 230 bird species have been recorded, 143 typical of primary forest, including white-breasted guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides (E), Nimba flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae (I), western wattled cuckoo-shrike Campephaga lobata (V), and yellow-throated olive greenbul Criniger olivaceus (V).

    Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • Caesar and your lady, we did plainly perceive passages of fiery admiration on his part, and anger as it seemed on hers, which Agelastes, being

    Count Robert of Paris

  • “My humble understanding,” said Agelastes, “had been infinitely inferior to the management of so prudent and sagacious a scheme, had it not been shaped forth and suggested by the inimitable wisdom of your most sacred Imperial Highness.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • “To the Cytherean gardens of Agelastes, from which we are not far distant,” said the Anglo – Saxon; “yet he hath a nearer way to it than that by which we now travel, else I should be at a loss to account for the short space in which he could exchange the charms of his garden for the gloomy ruins of the Temple of Isis, and the Imperial palace of the Blacquernal.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • “You see, lady,” said Agelastes, who, apprehending that the last speech of the Caesar had made some impression, hastened to follow it up with a suitable observation — — “You see that the fire of chivalry burns as gallantly in the bosom of the Grecians as in that of the western nations.”

    Count Robert of Paris

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