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  • The arithmetic is now such that some employers - surprising employers - are willing to constructively dismiss or even sack workers for legitimate Union activity, pay the penalties for doing so, and hope that more will not spring up like Hydra's heads.

    John Harris: Casualisation of Our Workplaces

  • The arithmetic is now such that some employers - surprising employers - are willing to constructively dismiss or even sack workers for legitimate Union activity, pay the penalties for doing so, and hope that more will not spring up like Hydra's heads.

    Archive 2007-10-14

  • Davis writes: "Because the Hydra's heads include romanticized pirates as well as prostitutes, religious zealots, bandits, highwaymen, and criminals of all sorts, one tires of the authors 'perspective of' looking down from below '...."

    'The Many-Headed Hydra': An Exchange

  • By Hydra's nine heads, that woman's tongue could make these Greek goats give cheese instead of milk.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • Thorby was not anxious to be tested; he knew nothing about the Hydra's equipment.

    Citizen Of The Galaxy

  • The smirk did not last Hydra's instruments bore no resemblance to those in the Sisu, but the principles were the same and the senior gunnery sergeant (cybernetics) seemed to find nothing unlikely in an ex-trader knowing how to shoot.

    Citizen Of The Galaxy

  • Rule is a natural law as old as nature; for even in _Hydra's_ life, unconscious discharge of duties to the race, and hence to others, is obligatory.

    The Doctrine of Evolution Its Basis and Its Scope

  • Let any class of _Hydra's_ cells, such as the nerve or muscle network, assume to exercise a selfish preeminence or to conduct a "strike," the other classes, like the feeding cells, would not be properly served and they would be unable in consequence to work efficiently for the strikers.

    The Doctrine of Evolution Its Basis and Its Scope

  • _Volvox_, we discover the same differentiation into immortal germ-elements and mortal cells, concerned respectively with the _Hydra's_ racial existence and with its individual life; but far-reaching changes have come about in the biological relationships of the second class of cells.

    The Doctrine of Evolution Its Basis and Its Scope

  • Gorgons and Sphinxes, the Centaurs and Hydra's and Chimera's, though much more sparingly and modestly than the other.

    Epistle to a Friend Concerning Poetry (1700) and the Essay on Heroic Poetry (second edition, 1697)

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