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buffet
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

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buffeted by
Definition
hit against repeatedly
  • She said; and with the left hand both the wrists Of Dian grasping, with her ample right The bow and quiver from her shoulders tore; And with them, as she turn'd away her head, With scornful laughter buffeted her ears: The arrows keen were scatter'd on the ground: Weeping, the Goddess fled; as flies a dove The hawk's pursuit, and in a hollow rock Finds refuge, doom'd not yet to fall a prey; So, weeping, Dian fled, and left her bow.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (77% in)

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  • ...its final close; For Phoebus' awful self encounter'd thee, Amid the battle-throng, of thee unseen, For thickest darkness shrouded all his form: He stood behind, and with extended palm Dealt on Patroclus' neck and shoulders broad A mighty buffet; dizzy swam his eyes, And from his head Apollo snatch'd the helm; Clank'd, as it roll'd beneath the horses' feet, The visor'd helm; the horsehair plume with blood And dust polluted; never till that day Was that proud helmet so with dust...
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (89% in)

There are no more uses of "buffet" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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