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  • noun Plural form of griffon.


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  • No knight is there in the world so good as that he might issue forth of this castle through the midst of these four and twenty knights, but my lady sendeth you word that there is a cavern under this castle that goeth therefrom underground as far as the forest, so that a knight may well pass thereby all armed, but there is therein a lion, the fiercest and most horrible in the world, and two serpents that are called griffons, that have the face of a man and the beaks of birds and eyes of an owl and teeth of a dog and ears of an ass and feet of a lion and tail of a serpent, and they have couched them therewithin, but never saw no man beasts so fell and felonous.

    The High History of the Holy Graal Anonymous 1869

  • The other griffons were nearby but not covering him as before.

    Arcane Circle Linda Robertson 2011

  • The colt brought her back, and took her toward the griffons again.

    Arcane Circle Linda Robertson 2011

  • I shut the garage door before any more griffons found the dog food, and let the behemoth pup help me clean up the kibble while the women satisfied themselves that no one was hiding under my bed, in my pantry, or under the sink.

    Arcane Circle Linda Robertson 2011

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

    Arcane Circle Linda Robertson 2011

  • The other griffons had already smelled prey and wandered out of the barn.

    Arcane Circle Linda Robertson 2011

  • The exhibition's first gallery, with russet and black walls, is lined with customary atrium furnishings: marble statues of men and women, gracefully draped in togas, who might represent the family's ancestors; a marble table supported by four carved griffons; and frescoes depicting Dionysus/Bacchus with his golden drinking cup and the wind god Zephyrus with outspread wings.

    The Gracious Art of Living Judy Fayard 2011

  • He was approaching on the newly graveled driveway and together we watched the griffons.

    Arcane Circle Linda Robertson 2011

  • Before anyone knew better, we took dinosaur fossils to be the bony ruins of griffons, dragons, gods and heroes.

    That's Not a Dinosaur! Brian Switek 2011

  • “Speaking of eating, the griffons caught a pair of deer last night.”

    Arcane Circle Linda Robertson 2011


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