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1  The ghosts were screaming round him like scared birds flying all whithers.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XI
2  Telemachus," said he, "that bird did not fly on your right hand without having been sent there by some god.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XV
3  Forthwith he bound on his glittering golden sandals with which he could fly like the wind over land and sea.
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ContextHighlight   In BOOK V
4  First he killed Antinous, and then, aiming straight before him, he let fly his deadly darts and they fell thick on one another.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XXIV
5  Then Jove let fly with his thunderbolts and the ship went round and round and was filled with fire and brimstone as the lightning struck it.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XIV
6  They turned pale with fear as he spoke, and every man looked round about to see whither he might fly for safety, but Eurymachus alone spoke.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XXII
7  I have left as much more behind me for my children, but am flying because I killed Orsilochus son of Idomeneus, the fleetest runner in Crete.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XIII
8  Then Jove let fly with his thunderbolts, and the ship went round and round, and was filled with fire and brimstone as the lightning struck it.
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ContextHighlight   In BOOK XII
9  I can read these omens myself much better than you can; birds are always flying about in the sunshine somewhere or other, but they seldom mean anything.
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ContextHighlight   In BOOK II
10  When he had taken aim he let fly, and his arrow pierced every one of the handle-holes of the axes from the first onwards till it had gone right through them, and into the outer courtyard.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XXI
11  He was sitting moodily among the suitors thinking about his brave father, and how he would send them flying out of the house, if he were to come to his own again and be honoured as in days gone by.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK I
12  But as Telemachus was thus busied, praying also and sacrificing to Minerva in the ship's stern, there came to him a man from a distant country, a seer, who was flying from Argos because he had killed a man.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XV
13  As bats fly squealing in the hollow of some great cave, when one of them has fallen out of the cluster in which they hang, even so did the ghosts whine and squeal as Mercury the healer of sorrow led them down into the dark abode of death.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XXIV
14  He did not know whether to fly out of the cloister and sit down by the altar of Jove that was in the outer court, and on which both Laertes and Ulysses had offered up the thigh bones of many an ox, or whether to go straight up to Ulysses and embrace his knees, but in the end he deemed it best to embrace Ulysses' knees.
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ContextHighlight   In BOOK XXII
15  For a moment he doubted whether or no to fly at Melanthius and kill him with his staff, or fling him to the ground and beat his brains out; he resolved, however, to endure it and keep himself in check, but the swineherd looked straight at Melanthius and rebuked him, lifting up his hands and praying to heaven as he did so.
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ContextHighlight   In BOOK XVII
16  Still, I should advise you by all means to go and visit Menelaus, who has lately come off a voyage among such distant peoples as no man could ever hope to get back from, when the winds had once carried him so far out of his reckoning; even birds cannot fly the distance in a twelve-month, so vast and terrible are the seas that they must cross.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK III
17  Ulysses,' said he, 'you are cruel; you are very strong yourself and never get worn out; you seem to be made of iron, and now, though your men are exhausted with toil and want of sleep, you will not let them land and cook themselves a good supper upon this island, but bid them put out to sea and go faring fruitlessly on through the watches of the flying night.
The Odyssey By Homer
ContextHighlight   In BOOK XII
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