codexes

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codexes

  1. plural form of codex
    • 1770, Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti, A journey from London to Genoa, through England, Portugal, Spain, and France‎, page 62:
      Only eleven codexes form the division that is intitled CHRISTIAN I.
    • 1898, Bella Duffy, The Tuscan Republics (Florence, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca) with Genoa, page 335:
      To discover and possess Greek codexes then became the ambition of every cultured person
    • 1909, George Philip Krapp, Modern English: Its Growth and Present Use‎, page 26:
      The great body of Old English poetry is preserved in three volumes, or codexes, of miscellaneous content
    • 1996, Gregory Maguire; Douglas Smith, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, page 266:
      Sarima drew her robes about her, and traced a pattern in the cold dust on a nearby stack of codexes.
    • 2008, Brother Zagreus Mike Luoma, Neo-gnosis‎, page 96:
      We're still learning about this cache of codexes, and one thing we've learned is that they aren't all "Gnostic" in character.
    • 2009 April 3, Edward Rothstein, “The Cosmos, Surveyed”, New York Times:
      But by the time we reach that telescope and the imaginative gallery it introduces, we have seen things even more remarkable: ornately decorated quadrants of enameled brass, metal calipers, arcane charts, minutely inscribed maps, spheres within spheres like compass roses from other worlds, codexes and manuscripts, cylinders, dials, rings, rods and boxes.