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cyclops


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cyclops  \Cy"clops\  (s?"kl?ps),  n.  sing.  &  pl  [L.  Cyclops,  Gr 
  Ky`klwps  (strictly  round-eyed),  pl  Ky`klwpes;  ky`klos  circle 
  +  'w`ps  eye.] 
  1.  (Gr.  Myth.)  One  of  a  race  of  giants,  sons  of  Neptune  and 
  Amphitrite  having  but  one  eye,  and  that  in  the  middle  of 
  the  forehead.  They  were  fabled  to  inhabit  Sicily,  and  to 
  assist  in  the  workshops  of  Vulcan,  under  Mt  Etna. 
 
  Note:  Pope,  in  his  translation  of  the  ``Odyssey,''  uniformly 
  spells  this  word  Cyclop,  when  used  in  the  singular. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  minute  Entomostraca,  found  both  in 
  fresh  and  salt  water.  See  {Copepoda}. 
 
  3.  A  portable  forge,  used  by  tinkers,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cyclops 
  n  1:  (Greek  mythology)  one  of  a  race  of  giants  having  a  single 
  eye  in  the  middle  of  their  forehead  [syn:  {Cyclops},  {Cyclopes}] 
  2:  minute  free-swimming  freshwater  copepod  having  a  large 
  median  eye  and  pear-shaped  body  and  long  antennae  used  in 
  swimming;  important  in  some  food  chains  and  as 
  intermediate  hosts  of  parasitic  worms  that  affect  man  e.g. 
  Guinea  worms  [syn:  {water  flea}] 




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