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Griffin,

city (1990 pop. 21,347), seat of Spalding co., W central Ga., in a farm and cotton area increasingly integrated into metropolitan Atlanta's economy; inc. 1843. The city's textile and clothing industries are in decline; other manufactures include leather, plastics, and transportation equipment. Nearby is a state agricultural station.

griffin,

in ancient and medieval legend, creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. Its name also appears as griffon and gryphon. The griffin originated in ancient Middle Eastern legend and is often found in Persian sculpture and the decorative arts. Although its significance is obscure, it is often thought to have been a protective symbol, representing strength and vigilance.

griffin

A mythological beast with a lion’s body and an eagle’s head and wings, used decoratively.
See also: Ornament

griffin, griffon, gryphon

A mythological beast having a lion’s body with an eagle’s head and wings; used decoratively.

griffin

fabulous animal, part eagle, part lion. [Gk. Myth. and Art: Hall, 143; Ital. Lit.: Purgatory]

griffin

1, griffon, gryphon
a winged monster with an eagle-like head and the body of a lion

griffin

2
a newcomer to the Orient, esp one from W Europe
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The shocking statements by Griffin came just days after it was announced that Cohen will be replacing her as the host of CNN's "New Year's Eve" special.
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Griffin adds to the usefulness of this thoughtful text by providing three appendices: "Plays on English History: to 1642" (which includes a tabulation of native-subject plays--with appropriate disclaimers--as a percentage of all plays, calculated in five-year segments from 1576-80 through 1606-10), "Printed Plays with 'History' in Title-Page, 1557-1642," and "Plays in Two or More Parts, 1495-1642.
Robert Griffin testified in Tax Court that he had been a building contractor and land developer for 30 years, had developed 25-30 major projects and had obtained financing essential to such projects; thus, a default on the partnerships' loans would have destroyed his ability to obtain future financing.
Griffin said CTV was planning a feature film on people undergoing clinical trials of experimental cancer treatments.
Learning new dance vocabularies probably challenges many first-year students, but it felt particularly foreign to Griffin, who loved dancing but wasn't used to the physical demands of the craft.
From tummy tucks to nose jobs, crafting people's features for the past 10 years has earned Griffin a host of luxuries, including a home in Beverly Hills and top-of-the-line automobiles, but he cites volunteer trips throughout the world as the highlight of his career.
In the book's fourth section Griffin presents a counterpart to her previous thesis that the presence of the ancestor and folk culture in the city creates the possibility of "safe places.
The new research, says Griffin, indicates that CD46 responds to the measles virus by sending signals into the interior of the immune cell, including one that prompts it to reduce IL-12 production.