“Already he was dreaming of a refined thebaid, a comfortable desert.”
Joris-Karl Huysmans, Backwards, 1884
definition 1 Deserted place, deep solitude.
This country house was located in a real thebaid.
(By extension) A secluded, isolated, wild place, where one lives in an austere and solitary way.
definition 2 in the plural. Category of isolated works that do not belong to any collection on the site of Azul LOEVE’s cyanographies.