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Ulysʹses (3 syl.)

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King of Ithʹaca, a small rocky island of Greece. He is represented in Homer’s Iliad as full of artifices, and, according to Virgil, hit upon the device of the wooden horse, by which Troy was ultimately taken. (The word means The Angry or Wrathful.)

After the fall of Troy, Ulysses was driven about by tempests for ten years before he reached home, and his adventures form the subject of Homer’s other epic, called the Odyssey.

Ulysses. When Palameʹdes summoned Ulysses to the Trojan war, he found him in a field ploughing with a team of strange animals, and sowing salt instead of barley. This he did to feign insanity, that he might be excused from the expedition. The incident is employed to show what meagre shifts are sometimes resorted to to shuffle out of plain duties.

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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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Ulster
Ulster
Ulster Badge
Ulster King of Arms
Ultima Thule
Ultimatum (Latin)
Ultimum Vale (Latin)
Ultimus Romanorum
Ultra Vires
Ultramontane Party
Ulysses
Ulysses (The)
Ulysses Bow
Uma
Umber
Umble-pie
Umbra
Umbrage
Umbrella
Umbrella
Una (Truth, so called because truth is one)

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