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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer.

Usage examples (39)
  • And therefore he is called Procrustes, the stretcher.
  • Here lived the giant Damastes, called Procrustes or the
  • One of these evil-doers was called Procrustes, or the Stretcher.
  • And therefore he is called Procrustes the stretcher, though his father called him Damastes. for more
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