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a demon serpent of darkness whom Ra, as sun god, destroys every morning at dawn.
Contemporary Examples

When Apophis buzzes the Earth on April 13, 2029, it will come within 19,400 miles (31,300 km) of our planet.
Sorry, Doomsday Theorists Ilana Glazer January 10, 2013

Historical Examples

In Apophis we find the Serpent fairly developed to a principle of evil.
Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway

Apophis (or Apap) would have been a decorative artist to fold himself in such order.
Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway

The Egyptian Apophis was a monstrous snake, as were also, originally at least, the Greek dracontes.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6 Various


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  • Apophthegm

    . a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism. Historical Examples As some say, Solon was the author of the apophthegm, “Nothing in excess.” Familiar Quotations John Bartlett This apophthegm is one of the landmarks of religious history. The Expositor’s Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians G. G. Findlay The lump of earth, […]

  • Apophyge

    a small, concave, outward curve joining the shaft of a column, especially a classical column, to its base. Also called hypophyge. a similar curve joining the shaft of a column to its capital. Historical Examples The apophyge is the inverted cavetto or concave sweep, on the upper edge of which the diminishing shaft rests. Encyclopaedia […]

  • Apophyllite

    a hydrous potassium and calcium silicate mineral occurring in white crystals. Historical Examples apophyllite, a species of mineral of a foliated structure and pearly lustre, called also fish-eye stone. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various apophyllite always occurs as distinct crystals, which belong to the tetragonal system. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume […]

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