Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dog-headed, as a baboon; cynocephalic.

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Examples

  • This fellow was by no means a fair specimen of his race: the cynocephalous countenance, the cobweb beard, and the shifting, treacherous eyes were exceptional; the bellowing voice and the greed of gain were not.

    The Land of Midian

  • I am not sure whether he did not become canine on the way, at least cynocephalous.

    Cinderella in the South Twenty-Five South African Tales

  • The feast is also witnessed by a spirit of evil, in the shape of a huge baboon or cynocephalous ape, who from a cavern at the foot of a wooded mountain, whereon a stag and a hare are feeding, furtively surveys the ceremony.

    History of Phoenicia

  • Later on, a king called Sankh-ka-ra launched a fleet upon the Red Sea waters, and opened direct communications with the sacred land of Punt, the region of odoriferous gums and of strange animals, as giraffes, panthers, hunting leopards, cynocephalous apes, and long-tailed monkeys.

    Ancient Egypt

  • Cows, cats, dogs, ibises, hawks, and cynocephalous apes, were sacred throughout the whole of Egypt, and woe to the man who injured them!

    Ancient Egypt

  • We marvelled too at the contrast of Grecian figure and cynocephalous features, whose frizzly thatch, often cut into garden-plots, is unnecessarily protected by

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

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