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  • noun Plural form of Xantippe.

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Examples

  • Eumenides have looked, not Xantippes of the pit, snake-tressed, finger-threatening, but radiantly calm as on antique gems; for him paws impatient the winged courser of the gods, champing unwelcome bit; him the starry deeps, the empyrean glooms, and far-flashing splendors await.

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

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