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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient city of Egypt in the eastern delta of the Nile River. Important during the XIX and XXI Dynasties, it was abandoned after the sixth century AD.

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Examples

  • The above is reduced from Mr. Petrie's large plan in "Tanis," Part I., showing the position of the ruins within the enclosure wall, the obelisks being figured as they lie.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • Justin Tanis, Director of Clergy Development, Metropolitan Community Churches

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  • "Silence," called Tanis sternly, and the crowd hushed.

    Test of the Twins

  • "Silence," called Tanis sternly, and the crowd hushed.

    Test Of The Twins

  • "And you, Tanis Half-Elven, have degenerated into a liar," Elistan remarked, smiling at the pained expression Tanis tried desperately to keep off his face.

    Test Of The Twins

  • "And you, Tanis Half-Elven, have degenerated into a liar," Elistan remarked, smiling at the pained expression Tanis tried desperately to keep off his face.

    Test of the Twins

  • Tas was just about to call Tanis's attention to this when Tika came out of the kitchen and slammed food down in front of the draconians, skillfully avoiding their clawed hands.

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight

  • Tas was just about to call Tanis's attention to this when Tika came out of the kitchen and slammed food down in front of the draconians, skillfully avoiding their clawed hands.

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight

  • Rameses called Tanis -- or, by the numerous settlers in its neighborhood,

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • Egyptian scribes had agreed, in the course of the long march southwards, on the stipulations to be signed; the treaty itself was to be drawn up after the articles had been carefully considered, and to be signed in the city of Rameses called Tanis -- or, by the numerous settlers in its neighborhood, Zoan.

    Uarda : a Romance of Ancient Egypt — Complete

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