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poise
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

11 uses
  • He poised his spear as he spoke, and hurled it at the shield of Alexandrus.
    Book 3 (77% in)
  • He poised his spear as he spoke and hurled it from him.
    Book 5 (32% in)
  • He poised his spear as he spoke, and hurled it from him.
    Book 7 (51% in)
  • He poised his spear as he spoke and hurled it, nor did he miss his mark.
    Book 11 (42% in)
  • Then, as the soaring falcon poises on the wing high above some sheer rock, and presently swoops down to chase some bird over the plain, even so did Neptune lord of the earthquake wing his flight into the air and leave them.
    Book 13 (8% in)
  • He was never clear of the foe, but was always in the thick of the fight; his spear was never idle; he poised and aimed it in every direction, so eager was he to hit someone from a distance or to fight him hand to hand.
    Book 13 (67% in)
  • He poised and hurled as he spoke, whereon the spear struck the round shield of Aretus, and went right through it for the shield stayed it not, so that it was driven through his belt into the lower part of his belly.
    Book 17 (68% in)
  • When Hector saw his brother Polydorus with his entrails in his hands and sinking down upon the ground, a mist came over his eyes, and he could not bear to keep longer at a distance; he therefore poised his spear and darted towards Achilles like a flame of fire.
    Book 20 (83% in)
  • He poised his spear as he spoke and hurled it.
    Book 22 (52% in)
  • He poised his spear as he spoke and hurled it.
    Book 22 (55% in)
  • The thick tresses of gold with which Vulcan had crested the helmet floated round it, and as the evening star that shines brighter than all others through the stillness of night, even such was the gleam of the spear which Achilles poised in his right hand, fraught with the death of noble Hector.
    Book 22 (61% in)

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

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