tantalus

Decorative stand, case or box for cut-glass decanters, fashionable from the mid- 19thC until the Edwardian period in Britain. It is usually for two or three decanters, but can be for up to six. The decanters can only be removed by raising or lowering the overhead handle or bar which locks them in place. tapestry Handwoven fabric in which a design o …...

Tantalus

HMS Tantalus was a British T Class patrol type submarine of 1090 tons displacement launched in 1943. HMS Tantalus had a top speed of 15.25 knots surfaced and 9 knots submerged, carried a complement of 53 and was armed with one 4 inch dual-purpose gun; one 20 mm anti-aircraft gun; three machine-guns and about ten 21 inch torpedo tubes.
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Tantalus

[Oahu] Tantalus is an extinct cinder cone in the southern Ko{Okina}olau Range on the Hawaiian Island of O{Okina}ahu. It also has a summit crater, Tantalus Crater. The cinder cone formed after the demise of Ko{Okina}olau Volcano, during a time of rejuvenated stage volcanism in southeastern O{Okina}ahu that also formed Punchbowl Crater, Diamo...
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Tantalus

[n] - (Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus
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Tantalus

In Greek mythology, a king of Lydia, son of Zeus, and father of Pelops and Niobe. He offended the gods by divulg ...
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Tantalus

A lockable frame containing decanters usually made in wood or silver-plate. It was designed to prevent the servants and children of the household from tippling while the master was away. Its name was derived from the eponymous Greek mythological figure that was subjected to a particularly ingenious form of punishment in Hades that denied him the po...
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Tantalus

Tan'ta·lus noun [ Latin , from Greek Ta`ntalos .] (Gr. Myth.) 1. A Phrygian king who was punished in the lower world by being placed in the midst of a lake whose waters reached to his chin but receded whenever he attempted to allay his thirst, while over his head hung branches ...
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tantalus

1. A Phrygian king who was punished in the lower world by being placed in the midst of a lake whose waters reached to his chin but receded whenever he attempted to allay his thirst, while over his head hung branches laden with choice fruit which likewise receded whenever he stretched out his hand to grasp them. ... 2. <ornithology> A genus of...
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Tantalus

noun (Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus; condemned in Hades to stand in water that receded when he tried to drink and beneath fruit that receded when he reached for it
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Tantalus

• (n.) A genus of wading birds comprising the wood ibises. • (n.) A Phrygian king who was punished in the lower world by being placed in the midst of a lake whose waters reached to his chin but receded whenever he attempted to allay his thirst, while over his head hung branches laden with choice fruit which likewise receded whenever he st...
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Tantalus

in Greek legend, son of Zeus or Tmolus (a ruler of Lydia) and Pluto (daughter of Cronus and Rhea) and the father of Niobe and Pelops. He was the king ... [1 related articles]
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Tantalus

Tantalus (tăn'tulus) , in Greek mythology, king of Sipylos, son of Zeus and father of Pelops and Niobe. He was admitted to the society of the gods, but his abominable behavior aroused their anger, and Zeus condemned him to suffer eternally at Tartarus. One legend says that he had divulged ...
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Tantalus

Tantalus is a genus of wading birds of the heron family.
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Tantalus

In Greek mythology, Tantalus was a son of Zeus. He was king of Phrygia, Lydia. He was admitted to the table of the gods, but displeased them and was punished by being put in a lake such that he just couldn't reach the water with his lips, and being tempted by fruit above him which again was just out of reach.
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Tantalus

In Greek mythology, a king of Lydia, son of Zeus, and father of Pelops and Niobe. He offended the gods by divulging their secrets and serving them human flesh at a banquet. His crimes were punished in Tartarus (a part of the underworld for the wicked) by the provision of food and drink he could not reach. The word `tantalize` derives from...
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tantalus

The lockable Tantalus was first seen in England around 1870. The word tantalus comes from the word tantalise.
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Tantalus

[son of Broteas] In Greek mythology Tantalus, not to be confused with his more famous grandfather and namesake (Tantalus), who was also called Atys, was the son of Broteas. He ruled over the city of Lydia. He was the first husband of Clytemnestra and was slain by Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, a soldier in the Trojan War, who made Clytemnestra...
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Tantalus

[disambiguation] There are four people named Tantalus in Greek mythology: The English verb Tantalize is a derivative of this name as an allusion of the most famous. Tantalus may also refer to: == Naval == == Astronomy == ==Geography== ==Objets d`Art== Tantalus (cabinet) design patented by Betjemann for two or three decanters in a locked woo...
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Tantalus

Tantalus (Τάνταλος, Tántalos) was a Greek mythological figure, most famous for his eternal punishment in Tartarus. He was made to stand in a pool of water beneath a fruit tree with low branches, with the fruit ever eluding his grasp, and the water always receding before he could take a drink. He was the father of Pelops, Niobe and Broteas...
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tantalus

locked case used to hold wine bottles
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Tantalus

[cabinet] A Tantalus is a small wooden cabinet containing two or three decanters. Its defining feature is that it has a lock and key. The aim of that is to stop unauthorised people drinking the contents (in particular, `servants and younger sons getting at the whisky`), while still allowing them to be on show. The name is a reference to the...
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Tantalus

Tantalus was an evil man who invited the gods to a feast and served them his own son as food! As a punishment Tantalus was made to stand in a pool of water but whenever he tries to drink the water receds from him. Over his head are the branches of fruit trees but whenever he tries to eat fruit the branches move out of his reach. This myth gave us ...
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