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  • n. Plural form of phoenix.


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  • He always works in that place, sitting on a short stool, surrounded by fragrant mountains of wood shavings, and marvelous statues of saints and virgins and devils and angels rising up out of the shavings like phoenixes from the ashes.

    The Family That Carves Together.... Eliseo Castillo, Enedina Castillo Castillo

  • “Fifteen unicorns, twelve griffons, twenty-six phoenixes, and five dragons,” Mountain answered promptly.

    Arcane Circle

  • Another consequence of that battle was the myriad elementals—unicorns, griffons, dragons, phoenixes—now grouped in the wooded grove behind my house.

    Arcane Circle

  • I suppose dried corn like chickens eat would work for the phoenixes, and oats and grains for the unicorns.

    Arcane Circle

  • “Zhan tells me you want her to take a few of the phoenixes to her family in California.”

    Arcane Circle

  • When I answered, her chin dropped, her mind surely racing with the logistics of getting phoenixes to the West Coast, as well as the family reunion playing out in her imagination.

    Arcane Circle

  • If he thinks it would be all right—and if your family can house them—maybe you could take a few of the phoenixes.

    Arcane Circle

  • Her books contain infernal hints, Christological echoes, centaurs, phoenixes, house-elves and Moaning Myrtle — a postmodern superfluity of myth and invention into which she dips and dips and keeps on dipping, because it will never be exhausted, and it will never quite add up.

    Sex and the Single Wizard

  • Rather, they have sunk through the mud of the middle ground, died and have been resurrected like phoenixes -- grating, repetitive, obnoxious, product-shilling phoenixes.

    Chris Morran: The Worst Ad in America

  • I light a candle on the coffee table, watch all my cranes transform into phoenixes.

    End of Summer


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