sphynx


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sphynx

also sphinx  (sfĭngks)
n. pl. sphynx·es or sphynx also sphinx·es or sphinx
A domestic cat of a breed that is hairless or covered with a fine downy fur and was developed in Canada from kittens with a genetic mutation.

[Alteration of sphinx.]

Sphynx

(sfɪŋks)
n
(Breeds) a breed of medium-sized hairless cat with large ears and a long whiplike tail
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Above the date- plumes in the middle distance, swelled a domed and pinnacled mass, glimmering through a tinted, exquisite mist; away toward the horizon a dozen shapely pyramids watched over ruined Memphis: and at our feet the bland impassible Sphynx looked out upon the picture from her throne in the sands as placidly and pensively as she had looked upon its like full fifty lagging centuries ago.
I could conjure up no comparison that would convey to my mind a satisfactory comprehension of the magnitude of a pile of monstrous stones that covered thirteen acres of ground and stretched upward four hundred and eighty tiresome feet, and so I gave it up and walked down to the Sphynx.
The Sphynx is grand in its loneliness; it is imposing in its magnitude; it is impressive in the mystery that hangs over its story.
While we stood looking, a wart, or an excrescence of some kind, appeared on the jaw of the Sphynx.
Every corpse is a sphynx of immortality; here too on the black coffin the sphynx gave us no answer to what he who lay within had written two days before:
You are afraid of me, because I talk like a Sphynx.
Tourists take pictures of the Sphynx during a visit to the pyramids, on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Her two Sphynx cats Christie and Lily were given away by their beloved owner who organised and filmed the wedding.
amp;nbsp;According to the Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report, nine pets - eight dogs and a Sphynx kitten - died under the airline's care in 2016.