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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eumenides  \Eu*men"i*des\,  n.  pl  [L.,  from  Gr  ?  lit.,  gracious 
  goddesses.]  (Class.  Myth.) 
  A  euphemistic  name  for  the  Furies  of  Erinyes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Eumenides 
  n  :  (classical  mythology)  the  hideous  snake-haired  monsters 
  (usually  three  in  number)  who  pursued  unpunished 
  criminals  [syn:  {Furies},  {Eumenides},  {Erinyes}] 




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