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{adj: sphingine} resembling a sphinx
"a sphingine smile"



{n: Cynopterus sphinx} a variety of fruit eating bat

{n: Giza, El Giza, Gizeh} an ancient Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile opposite Cairo; site of three Great Pyramids and the Sphinx

{n: Sphinx} (Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body; daughter of Typhon

{n: Typhon} (Greek mythology) a monster with a hundred heads and one of the whirlwinds; son of Typhoeus and father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx

{n: hawkmoth, hawk moth, sphingid, sphinx moth, hummingbird moth} any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed

{n: mandrill, Mandrillus sphinx} baboon of west Africa with a bright red and blue muzzle and blue hindquarters

{n: sphinx} an inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret

{n: sphinx} one of a number of large stone statues with the body of a lion and the head of a man that were built by the ancient Egyptians

{v: crumble, fall apart} break or fall apart into fragments
"The cookies crumbled"
"The Sphinx is crumbling"


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