Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small American butterfly (Phycoides tharos) having the upper surface of the wings variegated with orange and black, the outer margins black with small white crescents; -- called also pearl crescent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pearl crescent, Phyciodes tharos, a small American butterfly varied with black, orange, and white.

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Examples

  • Surely the abhorrence of the tharos was a sort of curse; it caused a malaise, a dreariness that weighed upon me even when my duties were done and I bared my face and spoke to Meninx and Lychnais.

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  • Again I asked her pardon, saying I was a strange-ignorant person, and furthermore I used to be tharos before they banished me from the manufactory for striking the taskmistress.

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  • The tharos women ran back through the gate, and I heard some shrieking with giddy laughter.

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  • I thought tharais and tharos referred to kinds of cloth, but they are entire domains, which are unknown in Incus and Corymb, and have no names in the High or the Low.

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  • The walls had paintings of the twelve Abasements, performed by tharos upon tharais; Nephelais had told me men usually gave a napkin a larger gift for submitting to such acts.

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  • They taught me to understand the language of gesture, the left hand speaking to the tharais servants, the right hand to the tharos.

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  • I truly thought the king had found a way to make me tharos again.

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  • As we dined we watched an obscene antic performed by three tharos men in goat masks, a tharais woman, and a donkey, but the guests paid little attention to it.

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  • A tharos servant crouched in the moonlight, waiting for me to order her to do something.

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  • After the bitten course, a tharos servant approached me and whispered that Arthygater Katharos wished to meet me outside the dining court.

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