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griffin

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Mythology
griffingrif‧fin, gryphon /ˈɡrɪfən/ noun [countable]  RMan imaginary animal that has a lion’s body and an eagle’s wings and head
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griffinIn the Silver Vessels Sanctuary at Knossos there was an ivory of a griffin biting a bull's leg.And not just any old envelope, but a special luxury brand with a griffin watermark.This was surmounted by a gilded griffin and bore a crudely painted canvas of hell's mouth.In the felt and wooden ornaments we find the recurrent motif of the griffin.The griffin also had a lust for treasure and hoarded caches in lofty mountain caves.
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