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daughter of Nisus, promised to deliver Megʹara into the hands of Minos. To redeem this promise she had to cut off a golden hair on her father’s head, which she effected while he was asleep. Minos, her lover, despised her for this treachery, and Scylla threw herself from a rock into the sea. At death she was changed into a lark, and Nisus into a hawk. Scylla turned into a rock by Circe “has no connection” with the daughter of Nisus.

“Think of Scylla’s fate.


Changed to a bird, and sent to fly in air,

She dearly pays for Nisusʹ injured hair.”


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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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Scudding under Bare Poles
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Sculls
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Scuttle
Scuttle Out (To)
Scylla
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Scythian Defiance
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Sea-blue Bird of March (The)
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Sea Legs
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