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Definition of "atlantes" []

  • Architecture Plural of atlas2. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "atlantes" in a sentence
  • "Here was revealed, beyond a splashing fountain guarded by recumbent lions, up a hillside, densely covered with dark confiners, a baroque grotto with exuberantly rusticated arches and athletic atlantes."
  • "Quales statuae (quod ait [2100] ille) quae sacris in aedibus columnis imponuntur, velut oneri cedentes videntur, ac si insudarent, quum revera sensu sint carentes, et nihil saxeam adjuvent firmitatem: atlantes videri volunt, quum sint statuae lapideae, umbratiles revera homunciones, fungi, forsan et bardi, nihil a saxo differentes."
  • "You can see this in atlantes and dictionaries until the Eighties, but the situation is almost reverse now."
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