Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having white arms.

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Examples

  • A queen from ancient Greece, a “white-armed” goddess.

    dream of night

  • There is no question, however, when the Palio makes its appearance, in a cart driven by white long-horned oxen, that the ritual must go back at the very latest to the Iron Age, when Uni, the Etruscan Juno, was the ox-eyed, white-armed queen of heaven.

    Mysteries of Siena

  • And they bade Iris call her aside from white-armed Hera, lest she might afterwards turn her from coming with her words.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • The Father of men and gods gave you birth remote from men and secretly from white-armed Hera.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • And again she bore a third, the evil-minded Hydra of Lerna, whom the goddess, white-armed Hera nourished, being angry beyond measure with the mighty Heracles.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • There the son of Cronos used to lie with the rich-tressed nymph, unseen by deathless gods and mortal men, at dead of night while sweet sleep should hold white-armed Hera fast.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Ever she avoided the throng of the blessed gods and lived in a shadowy cave, and there the Son of Cronos used to lie with the rich-tressed nymph at dead of night, while white-armed Hera lay bound in sweet sleep: and neither deathless god nor mortal man knew it.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Rhea and Ichnaea and Themis and loud-moaning Amphitrite and the other deathless goddesses save white-armed Hera, who sat in the halls of cloud-gathering Zeus.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Demeter, and she bare white-armed Persephone whom Aidoneus carried off from her mother; but wise Zeus gave her to him.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Imagine her, instead, heading for the sacrificial table, white-armed, veiled, dressed in the shimmering gown of a bride, as lithe as Artemis herself, and terrified by the sight of the empty space where there should have been an animal for the slaughter.

    The Trojan War

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