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

6 uses
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to search for and gather — often food and provisions
  • For them, at bidding of the river-God, Ambrosial forage grew: the Goddesses, Swift as the wild wood-pigeon's rapid flight, Sped to the battle-field to aid the Greeks.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (84% in)
  • Each sharpen well his spear, his shield prepare, Each to his fiery steeds their forage give, Each look his chariot o'er, that through the day We may unwearied stem the tide of war; For respite none, how short soe'er, shall be Till night shall bid the storm of battle cease.
    1.2 — Volume 1 Book 2 (43% in)
  • oft With horses and with chariots high upborne, To lead the Trojans in the stubborn fight; I hearken'd not—'twere better if I had— Yet fear'd I lest my horses, wont to feed In plenty unstinted, by the soldiers' wants Might of their custom'd forage be depriv'd; I left them there, and hither came on foot, And trusting to my bow: vain trust, it seems; Two chiefs already have I struck, the sons Of Tydeus and of Atreus; with true aim Drawn blood from both, yet but increas'd their rage.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (23% in)
  • ...In deep distress she mounted on the car: Beside her Iris stood, and took the reins, And urg'd the coursers; nothing loth they flew, And soon to high Olympus, seat of Gods, They came: swift Iris there the coursers stay'd, Loos'd from the chariot, and before them plac'd Ambrosial forage: on her mother's lap, Dione, Venus fell; she in her arms Embrac'd, and sooth'd her with her hand, and said: "Which of the heav'nly pow'rs hath wrong'd thee thus, My child, as guilty of some open shame?"
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (40% in)
  • Then yield we to the night; prepare the meal; Unyoke your horses, and before them place Their needful forage; from the city bring Oxen and sheep; the luscious wine provide; Bring bread from out our houses; and collect Good store of fuel, that the livelong night, E'en till the dawn of day, may broadly blaze Our num'rous watchfires, and illume the Heav'ns; Lest, e'en by night, the long-hair'd Greeks should seek O'er the broad bosom of the sea to fly, That so not unassail'd they may...
    2.8 — Volume 2 Book 8 (86% in)
  • As near a field of corn, a stubborn ass, Upon whose sides had many a club been broke, O'erpow'rs his boyish guides, and ent'ring in, On the rich forage grazes; while the boys Their cudgels ply, but vain their puny strength, Yet drive him out, when fully fed, with ease: Ev'n so great Ajax, son of Telamon, The valiant Trojans and their fam'd Allies, Still thrusting at his shield, before them drove: Yet would he sometimes, rallying, hold in check The Trojan host; then turn again to...
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (66% in)

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

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