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  • n. Plural form of pagod.

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Examples

  • For coming to recover on an instant, and against all human appearance, so soon as they had received baptism, or invoked the name of Jesus Christ, they clearly saw the difference betwixt the God of the Christians and the pagods, which is the name given in the Indies, both to the temples and the images of their false gods.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • Christians and the pagods, which is the name given in the Indies, both to the temples and the images of their false gods.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 16

  • In their time, there were crowds of devotees to their pagods and divinities; minds struck with fear of Cerberus and of the Furies, who underwent initiations, pilgrimages, and mysteries, who ruined themselves in offerings of black sheep.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Their rites, their pagods, prove that among them all was allegorical.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Anglo-Norwegian, who promised to preserve the skin for us till our return, (and who, by the way, was the first to meet us and thank his pagods for our safe issue out of the skirmish,) and having made a trifling present to our host, we packed up our pots and pans, and, seating ourselves in the gig, were again floating on the Toptdal River.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • Nor are they less ingenious than inquisitive; the art they display in the making of canoes, of pagods, and of fishing-tackle, and other useful instruments, deserves commendation.

    Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River

  • Every great chief has one or more pagods or wooden deities in his house, to which, in all great councils of peace or war he presents the solemn pipe, and this is the only religious temple known among them.

    Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River

  • I felt that nature had put my lawful inheritance into the purses of the pagods, and I devised a thousand means of recovering my rights.

    Diderot and the Encyclopædists Volume II.

  • That such a favour, notwithstanding, is not conferred but on heroic souls, who contemn life, and die generously, either by casting themselves headlong from a precipice, or leaping into a kindled pile, or throwing themselves under the holy chariot wheels, to be crushed to death by the pagods, while they are carried in triumph about the town.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • They began at first to threaten the people, according to their custom, with the anger of their pagods; but seeing their menaces turned to scorn, they made use of another artifice, to regain their credit.

    The Works of John Dryden

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