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centaur
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • I think you, Horace, would have known better than to stride into the forest and call a horde of angry centaurs ’filthy half-breeds.’
  • "Professor Umbridge ran afoul of our centaur herd," said Dumbledore.
  • Professor McGonagall turned next to Parvati Patil, whose first question was whether Firenze, the handsome centaur, was still teaching Divination.
  • The centaurs had come to pay their respects, too.
  • It was, Harry knew, the centaurs’ tribute: he saw them turn tail and disappear back into the cool trees.
  • ’I am afraid,’ she went on, ’that the nag — I’m sorry, the centaur — knows nothing of cartomancy.
  • At the sight of the centaur Firenze, who was standing like a sentinel near the water’s edge, she gave a start and scurried hastily into a seat a good distance away.

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  • Firenze is the name of a centaur character in the Harry Potter stories.
  • In Greek mythology, Chiron is probably the most famous of the centaurs. He is known for his wisdom and knowledge of medicine.

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