one of the Furies.
Alecto is scornfully dismissed by Juno, who causes war to be formally declared (649-747).
The Aeneid of Virgil Virgil
Juno, as in the neid, delegated the work of vengeance to Alecto.
Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) Thomas Babington Macaulay
Their names were Alecto, Megra, and Tisiphone, and their origin was variously accounted for.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome E.M. Berens
Their names (see l. 24) were Megaera, Alecto, and Tisiphone.
Chaucer’s Works, Volume 2 (of 7) Geoffrey Chaucer
The squadron of men-of-war and merchantmen now approached, the Gorgon, Fulton, and Alecto leading.
Our Sailors W.H.G. Kingston
Then Alecto hied her to the place where Ilus was hunting the beasts of the forest.
Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
Juno, as in the Aeneid, delegated the work of vengeance to Alecto.
The Diary and Letters of Madame D’Arblay, Vol. 1 (of 3) Fanny Burney
On sounding the well on board the Alecto, a considerable quantity of water was found in the hold.
Our Sailors W.H.G. Kingston
Let Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone shriek and wail ever so loudly, they shall not break it.
The Serf Guy Thorne
He flies to the cave of Alecto, and drags out the fiend, commanding her to excite universal hostility against Napoleon.
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay
(Greek myth) one of the three Furies; the others are Megaera and Tisiphone
an ancient form of divination, using a rooster to select grains of food placed on letters of the alphabet. n. “divination by means of a cock and grains of corn,” 1680s, from Latinized form of Greek alektryon “cock” + manteia “oracle” (see -mancy). The first element is literally “warder-off, fighter,” related to alexein “to ward […]
upon or toward the lee side of a vessel; away from the wind (opposed to ). Historical Examples And upon this, ‘alee Noor-ed-Deen landed with his slave-girl, and gave the master five pieces of gold. The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I. Anonymous “alee samee, Sherm did the business, Carol,” retorted Ernest. Chicken Little Jane […]
alef language A programming language from Bell Labs. ALEF boasts few new ideas but is instead a careful synthesis of ideas from other languages. The result is a practical general purpose programming language which was once displacing C as their main implementation language. Both shared variables and message passing are supported through language constructs. A […]
vinegar made from ; sour ale. Historical Examples Johnson, worshipful Sirs: alegar, of Thorpe, that you have sentenced this morrow. The King’s Daughters Emily Sarah Holt alegar is malt vinegar; the word vinegar was then used only of white wine vinegar. The King’s Daughters Emily Sarah Holt noun malt vinegar