Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See phylactery.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • It should also be noted that she performs this act after first using Weasel's leather belt to bind his hands in what could be construed as an allusion to the philactery, the calfskin box containing Hebraic scripture that some Jews wear strapped to their heads and wrapped around their left arms during weekday prayers.

    There will be blood libel

  • "Your illustrious office," replied the Retainer, "has brought your worship here, and is it likely you have not transcribed some philactery of your post in this province!"

    Hung Lou Meng, Book I Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • As he uttered these words, he produced, from inside a purse which he had handy, a transcribed office-philactery, which he handed over to

    Hung Lou Meng, Book I Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • "What is an office-philactery?" asked Yü-ts'un with alacrity.

    Hung Lou Meng, Book I Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • “telesma,” or “philactery,” a preservative charm, figure, or character; a superstition which has prevailed at all times and among all people.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • “has brought your worship here, and is it likely you have not transcribed some philactery of your post in this province!”

    Hung Lou Meng

  • “What is an office-philactery?” asked Yü-ts’un with alacrity.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • As he uttered these words, he produced, from inside a purse which he had handy, a transcribed office-philactery, which he handed over to Yü-ts’un; who upon perusal, found it full of trite and unpolished expressions of public opinion, with regard to the leading clans and notable official families in that particular district.

    Hung Lou Meng

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.