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[tan-uh-gruh, tuh-nag-ruh] /ˈtæn ə grə, təˈnæg rə/
a town in ancient Greece, in Boeotia: Spartan victory over the Athenians 457 b.c. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But they have the exquisiteness of Tanagra figures and are as complete.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Myronides followed up his victory by levelling the walls of Tanagra.

  • It is true that this project was not, according to Diodorus, openly apparent until after the battle of Tanagra.

  • He said she was like a Tanagra, and I can see she puzzles him.

    Overlooked Maurice Baring
  • Mr. Allen, I hear that you breed cocks as courageous as those of Tanagra.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • The territory of Pœmandris, however, is the same as that of Tanagra.

  • Her head is swathed in folds of diaphanous white, through which the features are visible, like the veiled Tanagra.

    Hymen Hilda Doolittle
  • Surely, thought I, there never was a Tanagra figure to compare with hers.

    The Woman Who Vowed Ellison Harding
  • Who's that grand young lady, with her hair done up like the Greek girls of Tanagra?

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • Series that culminates with Tanagra figures of fourth century begins.

British Dictionary definitions for Tanagra


a town in ancient Boeotia, famous for terracotta figurines of the same name, first discovered in its necropolis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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