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precipice
used in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

4 uses
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Definition
a very steep cliff

or:

any dangerous situation
  • Some were for breaking it up then and there; others would have it dragged to the top of the rock on which the fortress stood, and then thrown down the precipice; while yet others were for letting it remain as an offering and propitiation for the gods.
    Book 8 (85% in)
  • It is over-run with wild goats, that breed there in great numbers and are never disturbed by foot of man; for sportsmen—who as a rule will suffer so much hardship in forest or among mountain precipices—do not go there, nor yet again is it ever ploughed or fed down, but it lies a wilderness untilled and unsown from year to year, and has no living thing upon it but only goats.
    Book 9 (21% in)
  • Everything, therefore, seemed quite different to him—the long straight tracks, the harbours, the precipices, and the goodly trees, appeared all changed as he started up and looked upon his native land.
    Book 13 (45% in)
  • If your master comes home, give me a cloak and shirt of good wear, and send me to Dulichium where I want to go; but if he does not come as I say he will, set your men on to me, and tell them to throw me from yonder precipice, as a warning to tramps not to go about the country telling lies.
    Book 14 (74% in)

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

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