Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. He who collects or drives together the clouds: an epithet of Zeus or Jupiter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Poetic. Cloud-gatherer; -- an epithet applied to Zeus.
“My child,' protested Zeus, the cloud-compeller, 'what sharp judgements you let slip between your teeth …”
“Professor Morse sets up his telegraph, and mightier than Jupiter, the cloud-compeller, with the lightnings of Heaven flashes intelligence from”
“On the other hand, those who appreciated his genius called him "a cloud-compeller of the world of music.”
“But when the cloud-compeller, her bolts laid aside, resorted to tears, mutinous humanity had a right to feel aggrieved, and placed in a false and difficult position.”
“He was evidently a true cloud-compeller, this horrible George.”
“Kephalegeretes, a play on Nephelegeretes, the cloud-compeller [back]”
“He called himself a cloud-compeller: "My gift is to create doubts; but they are no more than doubts.”
“And for the Gig, -- the Gig, -- it is fairly worn out, and such a cloud-compeller must mock that particular symbol no more.”
“He was a youth of the stormiest nature, a genuine cloud-compeller, forever raising storms and whirlwinds merely for the pleasure of directing them; 'haughty he was, aspiring, immeasurably active; fertile in resources as Robinson Crusoe; but also full of quarrel as it is possible to imagine; and in default of any other opponent, he would have fastened a quarrel upon his own shadow for presuming to run before him when going westward in the morning; whereas, in all reason, a shadow, like a dutiful child, ought to keep deferentially in the rear of that majestic substance which is the author of its existence.”
“When I meet the engine with its train of cars moving off with planetary motion -- or, rather, like a comet, for the beholder knows not if with that velocity and with that direction it will ever revisit this system, since its orbit does not look like a returning curve -- with its steam cloud like a banner streaming behind in golden and silver wreaths, like many a downy cloud which I have seen, high in the heavens, unfolding its masses to the light -- as if this traveling demigod, this cloud-compeller, would ere long take the sunset sky for the livery of his train; when”
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