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  • n. Plural form of fane.


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  • Walking the faneway can give a priest certain "powers" from the spirit of the saint belonging to the fanes.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • It is the way generations of fanes have compared one player to another.

    CNN Transcript Aug 5, 2007

  • His u-shadow monitored a small amount of Unisphere use; she was running through standard information files from the Living Dream fanes in the city.

    The Dreaming Void

  • In a word, the ancient city of the Caesars, the august fanes of the

    The Newcomes

  • Other worships pass away; the idols for whom pyramids were raised lie in the desert crumbling and almost nameless; the Olympians are fled, their fanes no longer rise among the quivering olive-groves of

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • Northern Babel lies, with its warehouses, and its bridges, its graceful factory-chimneys, and its clumsy fanes — hidden in fog and smoke by the dirtiest river in the world — in all the cities of mankind there is One Home whither men of one family may resort.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • The green sea roared through the fanes and the castles, and the seaweed encrusted the golden spires and the topaz towers.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • It is altogether unlike the other Spanish cathedrals of my knowledge; for though the cathedral of Valladolid is of Renaissance architecture in its austere simplicity, it is somehow even less like that of Granada than the Gothic fanes of Burgos or Toledo or Seville.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Both of man and of woman it was — like some ancient, androgynous deity of Etruscan fanes long dust, and yet neither woman nor man; human and unhuman, seraphic and sinister, benign and malefic — and still no more of these four than is flame, which is beautiful whether it warms or devours, or wind whether it feathers the trees or shatters them, or the wave which is wondrous whether it caresses or kills.

    The Moon Pool

  • No — nor in the shattered fanes that once had held the gods of old Egypt, nor in the pillared shrines of

    The Metal Monster


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