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Procrustes

noun Pro·crus·tes \prə-ˈkrəs-(ˌ)tēz, prō-\

Definition of PROCRUSTES

:  a villainous son of Poseidon in Greek mythology who forces travelers to fit into his bed by stretching their bodies or cutting off their legs
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Origin of PROCRUSTES

Latin, from Greek Prokroustēs
First Known Use: 1567

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

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