Definition of Syrtis

1. n. A quicksand.



Definition of Syrtis

1. an area of quicksand [n SYRTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Syrtis

syrinx
syrinxes
syrma
syrmas
syrphian
syrphians
syrphid
syrphids
syrphus
syrphus flies
syrphus fly
syrphuses
syrt
syrtes
syrtic
syrtis (current term)
syrts
syrup
syrup of figs
syrup of ipecac
syruped
syrupier
syrupiest
syrupily
syrupiness
syruping
syruplike
syrups
syrupy
sys

Literary usage of Syrtis

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"836) states tha* Cato, in marching from Berenice, through the syrtis, wat compelled to pass through deep and burning sand. In connection with this march, ..."

2. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"It is singular that Herodotus, though well acquainted with the name and extent of the syrtis, should say nothing of its physical peculiarities or the ..."

3. Memoirs of the British Astronomical Association by British Astronomical Association (1895)
"In September the syrtis Minor was very well-defined, but seemed to be about in a normal ... m = syrtis Majur. The Lethes, however, was not quite certain. ..."

4. Shores of the Mediterranean: With Sketches of Travel by Francis Schroeder (1846)
"The wide and classic Gulf of " Lesser syrtis," now the Gulf of Gabes, opens broadly on the left. The Greater and Lesser syrtis, at the time that Scylla and ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The Greater syrtis, or gulf of Sidra, is on the N. coast of Tripoli, ... The Lesser syrtis, or gulf of Cabes, indents the E. coast of Tunis, ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"836) states tha* Cato, in marching from Berenice, through the syrtis, wat compelled to pass through deep and burning sand. In connection with this march, ..."

7. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"It is singular that Herodotus, though well acquainted with the name and extent of the syrtis, should say nothing of its physical peculiarities or the ..."

8. Memoirs of the British Astronomical Association by British Astronomical Association (1895)
"In September the syrtis Minor was very well-defined, but seemed to be about in a normal ... m = syrtis Majur. The Lethes, however, was not quite certain. ..."

9. Shores of the Mediterranean: With Sketches of Travel by Francis Schroeder (1846)
"The wide and classic Gulf of " Lesser syrtis," now the Gulf of Gabes, opens broadly on the left. The Greater and Lesser syrtis, at the time that Scylla and ..."

10. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The Greater syrtis, or gulf of Sidra, is on the N. coast of Tripoli, ... The Lesser syrtis, or gulf of Cabes, indents the E. coast of Tunis, ..."

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