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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, Briareus, a giant fabled to have a hundred hands; hence, hundred-handed or many-handed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling Briareus, a giant of Grecian mythology fabled to have a hundred hands; hence, having or seeming to have many hands; reaching or grasping in many directions.


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