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Hydra
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

4 uses
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Definition
Greek mythology:  a monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones

or more generally (as a common noun):

trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality
  • The hydra of the Romancero and some other hybrid forms, the Vedas and the Nibelungen bristle further on.
    1.5.2 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 2 — This Will Kill That (97% in)
  • This hydra of towers, giant guardian of Paris, with its four and twenty heads, always erect, with its monstrous haunches, loaded or scaled with slates, and all streaming with metallic reflections, terminated with wonderful effect the configuration of the Town towards the west.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (69% in)
  • This meadow was celebrated by reason of the brawls which went on there night and day; it was the hydra of the poor monks of Saint-Germain: ~quod mouachis Sancti-Germaini pratensis hydra fuit, clericis nova semper dissidiorum capita suscitantibus~.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (39% in)
  • This meadow was celebrated by reason of the brawls which went on there night and day; it was the hydra of the poor monks of Saint-Germain: ~quod mouachis Sancti-Germaini pratensis hydra fuit, clericis nova semper dissidiorum capita suscitantibus~.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (40% in)

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