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And there came news that the king was in some gambling house with a troupe of that archfiend’s spies.
The Weight of the Crown Fred M. White
And then the subject became Religion, which was the archfiend’s deadliest weapon.
The Jungle Upton Sinclair
The archfiend himself is often distinguished by the softened title of the “good-man.”
Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3) Walter Scott
I warrant you, if you had till the Day of Judgment, you could not guess what this archfiend is thinking.
The Saracen: The Holy War Robert Shea
It was believed he had by inspiration secured an exact portrait of the archfiend.
Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
The archfiend promises pleasures without stint, and power without limitation.
The Magic of the Middle Ages Viktor Rydberg
Even among the men of the logs, who are bad, one man stands alone as the archfiend of them all.
The Promise James B. Hendryx
(often capital) the archfiend, the chief of fiends or devils; Satan
1667, from arch (adj.) + fiend (n.). Originally and typically Satan (cf. arch-foe “Satan,” 1610s).
So stretcht out huge in length the Arch-fiend lay. [“Paradise Lost,” 1667]
- Arch head
a vertical, arc-shaped member fixed to the end of a walking beam, for supporting a chain from which a pump rod or the like is suspended in such a way as to let it rise and fall vertically. Historical Examples A chain from the piston-rod to the arch head, as described in the single-acting engine, […]
a great magician. Historical Examples Fear not for me, nor think that this our age, Blind though it be, hath yet no archimage. The Bon Gaultier Ballads William Edmonstoune Aytoun So runs the chronicle; and thus Mr. Burne-Jones, the ‘archimage of the esoteric unreal,’ treats the subject. Miscellanies Oscar Wilde noun a great magician or […]
extremely liberal, especially in political thinking. a person who holds extremely liberal views.
a with two pegboxes, one for the stopped strings and the other for the bass strings, which run outside the fingerboard. Historical Examples A fine reproduction of Lady Mary Sidney and her archlute faces the title-page of the book. Springtime and Other Essays Francis Darwin The archlute, or bass-theorbo, is the largest sized kind of […]