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Medusa
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
Greek mythology:  a woman with snakes for hair and the ability to turn people to stone if they looked at her
  • Seeing this, Maggie lingered at a distance looking like a small Medusa with her snakes cropped.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected (8% in)
  • She could never have guessed what she had done to make Maggie angry with her; but she felt that Maggie was very unkind and disagreeable, and made no magnanimous entreaties to Tom that he would not "tell," only running along by his side and crying piteously, while Maggie sat on the roots of the tree and looked after them with her small Medusa face.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected (59% in)

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