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- adj. Alternative form of murrhine.
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- adj. Murrhine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See murrine.
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"In myrrhine and jeweled vases were the wines served and the nightingales 'tongues on platters of pure gold," and he watched for the effect of his words.
He puts his costliest wine in myrrhine vases; he builds his temple with the lordliest cedars.
Farrar says: "A whole population might be trembling lest they should be starved by the delay of an Alexandrian corn ship, while the upper classes were squandering a fortune at a single banquet, drinking out of myrrhine and jeweled vases worth hundreds of pounds, and feasting on the brains of peacocks and the tongues of nightingales."
The tables were of thyine and other precious woods, and were laden with crystal and myrrhine vases which had once been carried in Roman triumphs, and were now crowned with the choicest Chian, Lesbian, and Thasian wines.
There a whole population might be trembling lest they should be starved by the delay of an Alexandrian corn-ship, while the upper classes were squandering fortunes at a single banquet, drinking out of myrrhine and jeweled vases worth hundreds of pounds, and feasting on the brains of peacocks and the tongues of nightingales.
Whole cliffs of the former overhang the river Kashkar in Kaferistan; and the myrrhine vases of antiquity which were (it is probable) of agate, and came mainly from Carmania, seem to have been of a great size.
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It is probable, also, that the _myrrhine_ cups, about which there has been so much disputing, were no strangers to the Jewish toilette.
If we road it myrrhine, it mmt be oaderstood to be goblets p erft iraed with jny rrb, which was likewise in me among the Romany
Cryftal and myrrhine cups imbofsM with gems And ftuds of pearl, to me fhould'ft tell who third ixo And hunger ftill: then embafiies thou fhow*ft From nations far and nigh; what honour that.
Living”: you about myrrhine vessels; I employ myself about the syllogism named “The Denying.”