from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of aegis.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of aegis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See ægis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass


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  • Achan took the wedge of gold from the spoils of Jericho, and thus supposed that he was enriching himself; but these enrich themselves by dishonest gain, taken, not from an enemy, but from fellow-citizens, and from that government that is throwing over them the egis of its protection; and this too at a time when every nerve is strained in self-defence, and in beating back the invading foe.

    A Fast-Day Sermon; Preached in the Church of Sugar Creek, Mecklenburg County, N. C., February 28th, 1862.

  • The thunder burst again -- a short, abrupt peal, as if the egis had fallen from the weakened hand of the thunderer.

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  • Either because I knew his tastes, or to satisfy all my guests that I wished to make them happy, I was not sparing in truffles, and they appeared under the egis of young turkeys most carefully stuffed.

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  • It is impossible to believe, without wronging him and accusing him of being the enemy of the law, that he with. holds his consent to the adoption of repressive measures against fanaticism, in order to drive citizens to excesses which despair inspires and the laws condemn; that he prefers to expose unsworn priests, even when they do not disturb the peace, to arbitrary vengeance, rather than to subject them to a law which, affecting only agitators, would cover the innocent with an inviolable egis.

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  • Kipsigis: ngolinyit, ngololiet, Luo: ohao, Turkana: eligoi, egis) is a scrambling, usually leafless plant often confused with

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  • BLK), who is in talks with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners about lending their risk assessment capabilities to the group to assist NAIC in their quest to find out just what the quality of the $3TN in debt the companies under their egis hold among which are



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