He had aspired to construct an epic figure after visiting the pyramids and sphinxes of Egypt in 1855.
Lots of stuff about how things are made, like a documentary about the pyramids.
They were piled in heaps inside homes, stored in overflowing baskets, and stacked in pyramids as high as children.
On a bus the way back from the pyramids, we passed Gaza through a border crossing patrolled by Israel.
Unfortunately, dozens of pyramids are missing their peaks thanks to an overeager, gold-seeking explorer.
There is another odd thing in that country, not far from the pyramids.
It's just so with George Washington, and the same with them pyramids.
These were really great men, not the productions of a moment, thrown briefly into the lime-light, but solid like the pyramids.
Which do you find more impressive, the Sphinx or the pyramids?
More enduring than the pyramids, always noted by admiring and grateful humanity, to whom it gives comfort and inspiration.
1550s (earlier in Latin form piramis, late 14c.), from French pyramide (Old French piramide "obelisk, stela," 12c.), from Latin pyramides, plural of pyramis "one of the pyramids of Egypt," from Greek pyramis (plural pyramides) "a pyramid," apparently an alteration of Egyptian pimar "pyramid." Financial sense is from 1911. Related: Pyramidal.
pyramid pyr·a·mid (pĭr'ə-mĭd)
A solid figure with a polygonal base and triangular faces that meet at a common point.
A structure or part shaped like a pyramid.
A group of huge monuments in the desert of Egypt, built as burial vaults for ancient Egyptian kings. The age of pyramid building in Egypt began about 2700 b.c. (See under “World History to 1550.”)
A group of huge monuments in the Egyptian desert, built as burial vaults for the pharaohs and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The pyramids have square bases and four triangular faces. Pyramid building began in Egypt about 2700 b.c. and required vast amounts of slave labor.
Shoes with extremely thick soles and heels
[1970s+; in the sense ''very thick soles,'' found by 1945]