Sentence Examples with the word host

Callimachus, made keeper of the library, Theocritus, and a host of lesser poets, glorified the Ptolemaic family.

The advantages it can offer to its host are, however, infinitesimal when compared with the injury it does it.

From the latter's time onward a host of liturgists took up the theme, arguing from the form, the material, the colour and the fashion of wearing the various garments to symbolical interpretations almost as numerous as the interpreters themselves.

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Alexander came within sight of the Persian host without having met with any opposition since he quitted Tyre.

Yet he fought a fresh action at Gross-Scheueren on the 6th of August, and contrived to bring off the fragments of his host to Temesvar, to aid the hardly-pressed Dembinski.

Chmielnicki's conditions of peace were so extravagant that the Polish commissioners durst not accept them, and in 1649 he again invaded Poland with a countless host of Cossacks and Tatars.

Other flies act as diseasecarriers, including the mosquitoes (Anopheles), which not only carry malarial germs, but also form a secondary host for these parasites.

Nowadays the host does not admit you to his hearth, but has got the mason to build one for yourself somewhere in his alley, and hospitality is the art of keeping you at the greatest distance.

The nitrogen of the air is absorbed by the nodules, being built up into the bacterial cell and later handed on to the host plant.

Pope Clement V.; and the procession of the Host in connexion with the festival was instituted, if the accounts we possess are trustworthy, by Pope John XXII.