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Penelʹope (4 syl.)

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The Web or Shroud of Penelope. A work “never ending, still beginning;” never done, but ever in hand. Penelopë, according to Homer, was pestered by suitors while her husband, Ulysses, was absent at the siege of Troy. To relieve herself of their importunities, she promised to make a choice of one as soon as she had finished weaving a shroud for her father-in-law. Every night she unravelled what she had done in the day, and so deferred making any choice till Ulysses returned, when the suitors were sent to the right-about without ceremony.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Pelos [mud]
Pelt
Pen Name
Pen and Feather
Penang Lawyers
Penates
Pencil of Rays
Pendennis (Arthur)
Pendente Lite (Latin)
Pendragon
Penelope
Penelophon
Penelva
Penetralia
Penfeather (Lady Penelope)
Peninsular War
Penitential Psalms
Penmanship
Penmanship
Pennals [pen-cases]
Pennalism

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Penelope