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- adj. of or pertaining to a Pharaoh
- adj. impressively large or luxurious
- adj. tyrannical or brutally oppressive
- adj. Of or pertaining to infibulation as a means of female circumcision
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Pharaohs, or kings of ancient Egypt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Pharaohs or kings of Egypt, or the ancient Egyptians.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the ancient Egyptian kings
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Then the team led by Bard and an Italian archeologist, Rodolfo Fattovich, started uncovering maritime storerooms in 2004, putting hard timber and rugged rigging to the notion of pharaonic deepwater prowess.
Boston University archeologist Kathryn Bard and her colleagues are uncovering the oldest remnants of seagoing ships and other relics linked to exotic trade with a mysterious Red Sea realm called Punt ... the team led by Bard and an Italian archeologist, Rodolfo Fattovich, started uncovering maritime storerooms in 2004, putting hard timber and rugged rigging to the notion of pharaonic deepwater prowess.
Backed by a huge sign saying "Alan Provides," Mr. Garcia said his government had avoided "pharaonic" projects, favoring building gritty infrastructure, for needs such as drinking water, sewage and low-cost housing.
Some of these practices are several thousand years old - the gruesome "pharaonic" circumcision of women, for example.
In the regional game of water politics, thousands of years of pharaonic civilization is Egypt's royal flush.
"Political propaganda, an ideology of xenophobia, close surveillance of the population, and brutal repression": such, he convincingly demonstrates, were the essential keynotes of the pharaonic state.
The blasts in the resorts of Sharm el-Sheik, Dahab and Taba ended a respite from terrorism that had stretched back to 1997, when militants massacred nearly 60 tourists in a pharaonic temple in Luxor.
A wave of looters broke into King Tut's treasury, damaging pharaonic artifacts that archaeologists call priceless.
Studying up on the country's 3,000-year pharaonic history in advance was necessary, even with a guide if you don't want to be lost.
The government has made it clear that it preferred Mubarak's pharaonic, repressive regime, and fear that its alternative will be an Islamic republic of the Iranian type.