Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plural of sphinx.

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  • n. Plural form of sphinx.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A plural of sphinx.

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Examples

  • We shiver in the flat, and on the steps of the Embankment, in the gungy puce of an evening, beneath the Needle and sphinges, leading down to the rocks and slippery rubble that pass for a beach under the wall-camera (broken, lens protruding), mobile (broken), fragment of a pipe with valve, bottles (some intact), and a barge of junks moored at the edge -

    Varieties of Unreligious Experience

  • We shiver on the steps of the Embankment, in the gungy puce of an evening, beneath the Needle and sphinges, leading down to the rocks and slippery rubble that pass for a beach under the wall-camera, mobile, Erotic Politics,

    Varieties of Unreligious Experience

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