Chimera  

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Stryge (1853) is a print by French etcher Charles Méryon depicting one of the chimera of the Galerie des chimères of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral.
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Stryge (1853) is a print by French etcher Charles Méryon depicting one of the chimera of the Galerie des chimères of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral.
True and False Griffins from John Ruskin's Modern Painters (Part IV. Of Many Things), first published in 1856.
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True and False Griffins from John Ruskin's Modern Painters (Part IV. Of Many Things), first published in 1856.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Chimera, chimaira, or chimaera may refer to:

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  1. In Greek mythology: A mythical monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
  2. An organism with genetically distinct cells originating from two zygotes.
  3. A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author.
  4. In architecture: A gargoyle that does not work as a waterspout.

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