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  • noun obsolete, slang A cuckold. (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue)

Etymologies

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From the horns planted on the head of Actaeon by Diana.

Examples

  • Incidently, one reason that this cut is so dire is that the NHMF is committed to assisting with the aquisition of the "Acteon" Titian by the Scottish National Gallery and the NG,

    The Guardian World News

  • The chart indicates a group of islands, but not how many, off there to the north'ard, or nor'-nor'westward, about forty miles -- the Acteon Islands.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • Then she worked back, port tack and starboard tack, crisscrossing her track, combing the sea for the Acteon Islands, which the masthead lookouts failed to sight.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • She also danced several classical pas de deux, including "Diana and Acteon," which she will dance again here in Cuba.

    In Cuba, Dancing With a Full Heart

  • Ducain tells him his daughter's soul is locked in purgatory but can be retrieved ... but to do so Rhone will have to free the titan who once defied Acteon the king of gods and then Enna will live again.

    "Rhone" by John A. Karr (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

  • ABT ' s Xiomara Reyes (a supreme classicist) and Herman Cornejo (whose jumps are of superhero quality) danced the pas de deux from " Diana and Acteon " to an uproar of applause on Thursday night.

    Moving for a Cultural Dialogue

  • Sold my poem "Acteon, Before The Kill" to Ideomancer.

    Every Good Poem Deserves Favor

  • My poem "Acteon, Before The Kill" is now up at Ideomancer, along with poetry by some other names I find quite familiar ...

    New Poetry Alert!

  • Ms. Tereshkina made confident and radiant work of the huntress Diana in the jolly "Diana and Acteon" duet, which treats classical mythology with a casual air and classical, show-off dancing with a determined one.

    A Close Up View of the Kirov

  • Insignis venatorum stultitia, et supervacania cura eorum, qui dum nimium venationi insistunt, ipsi abjecta omni humanitate in feras degenerant, ut Acteon, &c. 1873.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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