from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a human head (upon an animal's body), as the Egyptian sphinx.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a human head: said of a monster such as a sphinx, an Assyrian bull, etc.
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Mme. Dieulafoy, had not (chosen by some collector desirous of giving a crowning touch of orientalism to this figure from Susa) his first name, Nissim, stretched out above it the pinions of an androcephalous bull from Khorsabad.