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ductile
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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Definition
metal that is easily bent
  • In arms he shines, conspicuous from afar, And bears aloft his ample shield in air; Within whose orb the thick bull-hides were roll'd, Ponderous with brass, and bound with ductile gold: And while two pointed javelins arm his hands, Majestic moves along, and leads his Lycian bands.
    Book 12 (64% in)
  • ...and her assembled host Had reach'd that monarch on the Cyprian coast; 'twas then, the friendship of the chief to gain, This glorious gift he sent, nor sent in vain:) Ten rows of azure steel the work infold, Twice ten of tin, and twelve of ductile gold; Three glittering dragons to the gorget rise, Whose imitated scales against the skies Reflected various light, and arching bow'd, Like colour'd rainbows o'er a showery cloud (Jove's wondrous bow, of three celestial dies, Placed as a...
    Book 11 (7% in)
  • This done, whate'er a warrior's use requires He forged; the cuirass that outshone the fires, The greaves of ductile tin, the helm impress'd With various sculpture, and the golden crest.
    Book 18 (99% in)

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

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