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  • noun Plural form of cyclops.


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  • The Greeks were, unwittingly, very near an anatomical truth when they ascribed to certain monsters, called cyclopes, only one eye apiece, which was placed in the centre of their foreheads.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

  • That, and apparently the only way I'll ever learn Chinese is by studying the stuff I truly find interesting, which sometimes involves alien cyclopes of the Western Regions.


  • Thomas, in which our eponymous hero ends up with a collection of monstrous companions: a pygmy or two, a sciopod, a cyclopes, and one of those long-eared fellows.

    Coping with academic rejection

  • PS The Greek plural of 'cyclops' is 'cyclopes', but I think 'cyclopses' is perfectly acceptable - and more normal - English.


  • The humming increased; the rays grew brighter, turning the wizard into something that could not be gazed upon without going blind; and the crackling beams shot forth and blasted at the cyclopes and the worms.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • The sound of the water covered their voices from the female cyclopes who were cavorting below them in the pond.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • Tunk's appearance put a halt to the advancing horde of worms and cyclopes as quickly as if those worthies had reached the end of a stout tether.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • The demon leaped from the pentagram toward the startled worms and cyclopes.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • Tunk could attend to Conan after he slew the cyclopes and the worms.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • According to the oral history of the caves, there had been a time hundreds of seasons past when the cyclopes and the worms had gotten along together rather well, living in harmony and bothering no one.

    Conan the Indomitable


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