Usage examples for Tyrian

  1. But there was another poet, Mentor, also of the party, and as he could not be happy under his rival's triumph, he exclaimed: " The great dyer- for you know he uses blood instead of the Tyrian shell- has nothing of Father Zeus about him that I can see, but far more of the great Alexander, whose mausoleum he is to visit to- morrow. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Indeed the Tyrian fleet in the service of Solomon had made what was then esteemed long voyages, and a famous Carthaginian captain had sailed round Africa: the Portuguese also were great adventurers by sea, and their discoveries in Africa served to animate men of courage and enterprise to bolder undertakings: but the invention of the compass proved the mariner's best guide, and facilitated the improvements in navigation. – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  3. In the Forum Romanum, one of the finest buildings, still bears stains of the Tyrian purple. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  4. Athenian and Tyrian drew back, whilst Themistocles and Ariamenes were fighting blade to blade. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  5. His face and arms were painted vermilion; above the Tyrian purple of his toga, above the gold work and palms of his tunic, there oscillated a little ball in which there were charms against Envy. – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  6. Macaulay says of Britain: " Her inhabitants, when first they became known to the Tyrian mariners, were little superior to the natives of the Sandwich Islands." – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  7. No Tyrian loom could rival the purple splendors and deep crimson of these trees. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  8. The mat was of exquisite make, as it seemed from the chosen fibres of some perfect wood, and the hue was as that of a Tyrian dye. – Parables Of A Province by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 13, 2009
  9. Hildegarde reflected that for once she could not blush, being already a Tyrian purple. – Hildegarde's Neighbors by Laura E. Richards
  10. 26, a Syrophenician; but who was no doubt a Tyrian, inasmuch as she obtained mercy from Christ the Lord himself, while He sojourned in the territory of Tyre and Sidon. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  11. With this short preface, as an excuse for introducing your names, I will now proceed, by recalling that moment so full of excitement at the time and never to be forgotten,- when, to our astonishment, we first saw the great ship Syrius steaming down directly in the wake of the Tyrian. – A Letter from Major Robert Carmichael-Smyth to His Friend, the Author of 'The Clockmaker' by Robert Carmichael-Smyth
  12. In an instant the long rowers' deck of the Tyrian was won, and the attackers cheered and blessed Athena. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  13. Her turban, of rich Tyrian cloth, and of a purple color, encircled by a heavy gold chain, the two ends fell one on each shoulder, encased her countenance half concealed by large tresses of black hair. – The Silver Cross or The Carpenter of Nazareth by Eugène Sue
  14. He saw it creeping into the stained trumpet of a Tyrian convolvulus. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  15. The Tyrian anchored outside the harbor and in five life- boats the party was brought aboard the Roosevelt. – A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson Commentator: Robert E. Peary Booker T. Washington
  16. Immediately afterwards, Spendius was sent to Hippo- Zarytus to procure provisions; the Tyrian city sent them some the same evening. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  17. The midnight sky was bending over all, When they set foot within a stately hall, Where couches of wrought ivory had been spread With gorgeous coverlets of Tyrian red, And viands piled up high in baskets lay, The relics of a feast of yesterday. – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.