an African giant who was invincible when in contact with the earth but was lifted into the air by Hercules and crushed.
(Greek myth) an African giant who was invincible as long as he touched the ground, but was lifted into the air by Hercules and crushed to death
Libyan giant slain by Herakles, from Greek Antaios, literally “opposite, opposed to, hostile,” from anta “over against, face to face,” related to anti “opposite, against” (see ante).
- Antarctic prion
noun another name for dove prion
the continent surrounding the South Pole: almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. About 5,000,000 sq. mi. (12,950,000 sq. km). Contemporary Examples Harry, the expedition patron, announced last month that he will join the gruelling 210-mile trek across Antarctica this winter. Thanks Bro! Royal Charity Donates £100,000 to Harry’s South Pole Mission Tom Sykes May […]
a red supergiant star of the first magnitude in the constellation Scorpius. Historical Examples It was slightly larger than the one Graylock had carried out of the Antares with him, perfectly cut. The Star Hyacinths James H. Schmitz The star ι Libræ is about 20° northwest of Antares in the Scorpion. A Field Book of […]
Poker. a fixed but arbitrary stake put into the pot by each player before the deal. an amount of money paid in advance to insure an individual’s share in a joint business venture. Informal. an individual’s share of the total expenses incurred by a group. Informal. the price or cost of something. Poker. to put […]