from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology Plural of Cyclops.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Myrmecophagidae — the silky anteater.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of Cyclops, 1.
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- n. only the silky anteater
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All the absolutely incoherent men -- all the 'Cyclopes' -- have been cleared away long before there was an authentic account of them.
Before the fall of Troy, Sicily was peopled by a giant or aboriginal people, called Cyclopes; that insular race being said to be descended from Neptune and Amphitrite, just as the giant Antæus, the founder of
A company of one-eyed monsters called Cyclopes were kept busy all the time, forging thunderbolts in the fire of burning mountains.
So first Acrisius drove out Proetus; and he went across the seas, and brought home a foreign princess for his wife, and foreign warriors to help him, who were called Cyclopes; and drove out Acrisius in his turn; and then they fought a long while up and down the land, till the quarrel was settled, and
Apollo also killed at least one of the Cyclopes to retribution for Zeus killing his son Aesculapius. hueylou
As a reward for their release the Cyclopes gave Zeus his weapons of lighting and thunder.
When Cronus came to power he imprisoned the Cyclopes in Tartarus.
He and his hungry crew make a stop in Sicily at Mount Aetna, which is inhabited by Cyclopes.
And if this is a big green transporter that kills Cyclopes in the first ten minutes then may Louis Leterrier and Zak Penn never work together again.
Three species of ant-eaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla, Cyclopes didactylus, and Tamandua tetradactyla), armadillos (Dasypus spp.), and deer (Mazama gouazoubira and M. americana) also inhabit this region.
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