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 n.  a massive memorial with a square base and four triangular sides; built as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruiterer in New York--every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulpless halves.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  He touched it once more, wishing us a good journey; and we left him standing on the pavement, as respectable a mystery as any pyramid in Egypt.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3  While I was battering away at the pyramid, a sort of badger-haired old merman, with a hump on his back, takes me by the shoulders, and slews me round.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. Queen Mab.
4  Seeing he wasn't going to stop saying over his 'wise Stubb, wise Stubb,' I thought I might as well fall to kicking the pyramid again.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. Queen Mab.
5  The loads were all laid together, and a pyramid of furze thirty feet in circumference now occupied the crown of the tumulus, which was known as Rainbarrow for many miles round.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
6  It was a small pyramid of black, putty-like stuff, exactly like the one upon the table of the study.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  Far away, above the throng of heads, their wild pyramid is visible.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
8  One store-building had a patchy galvanized iron cornice; the building beside it was crowned with battlements and pyramids of brick capped with blocks of red sandstone.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake-houses the pyramids.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
10  These are hieroglyphical; that is, if you call those mysterious cyphers on the walls of pyramids hieroglyphics, then that is the proper word to use in the present connexion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
11  These baskets contained four pyramids of most splendid fruit; there were Sicily pine-apples, pomegranates from Malaga, oranges from the Balearic Isles, peaches from France, and dates from Tunis.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
12  But it was augmented and rendered sublime by the mighty Alps, whose white and shining pyramids and domes towered above all, as belonging to another earth, the habitations of another race of beings.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
13  On the palm were three little pyramids of black, doughy clay.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
14  Beyond the lawn, with its pyramidal pale-gold maples and velvety firs, sloped pastures dotted with cattle; and through a long glade the river widened like a lake under the silver light of September.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
15  The Indian had selected for this desirable purpose one of those steep, pyramidal hills, which bear a strong resemblance to artificial mounds, and which so frequently occur in the valleys of America.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
Example Sentence:
1  Half a million guns and more than 800 million rounds of ammunition were looted in 1997, when thousands of Albanians, furious over losing their life savings in fraudulent pyramid investment schemes, stormed army barracks.
2  All around the pyramids, salespeople were doing a roaring trade in souvenirs.
3  Since last century the spell of the pyramids has drawn tourists to Egypt.
4  The pyramids are a living monument to the skill of their builders.
5  Will, work and wait are the pyramidal cornerstones for success.