Procrustes

In Greek mythology, Procrustes (Προκρούστης) or `the stretcher [who hammers out the metal]`, also known as Prokoptas or Damastes (Δαμαστής) `subduer`, was a rogue smith and bandit from Attica who physically attacked people by stretching them or cutting off their legs, so as to force them to fit the size of an iron bed. In ge...
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Procrustes

• (n.) A celebrated legendary highwayman of Attica, who tied his victims upon an iron bed, and, as the case required, either stretched or cut of their legs to adapt them to its length; -- whence the metaphorical phrase, the bed of Procrustes.
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Procrustes

noun (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit; was killed by Theseus
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Procrustes

[short story] `Procrustes` is an English language science fiction short story written in 1994 by Larry Niven. It is the sixth in the series of stories about crashlander Beowulf Shaeffer. The short story was originally published in Crashlander (1994). The story is retold, from the point of view of Sigmund Ausfaller, in Juggler of Worlds. ==P...
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Procrustes

Pro·crus'tes noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to beat out, to stretch; ... forward + ... to strike.] (Gr. Antiq.) A celebrated legendary highwayman of Attica, who tied his victims upon an iron bed, and, as the case required, either stretched or cut of their legs to adapt them to its length; ...
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Procrustes

Giant; stretched or cut off legs of victims to make them fit iron bed; slain by Theseus.
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Procrustes

In ancient Greek legends, Procrustes was a robber. He robbed people whilst they slept. If his victim was too short for his bed he was stretched to death. If the victim was too long for his bed, his feet or legs were cut off. Theseus treated Procrustes in the same way.
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Procrustes

in Greek legend, a robber dwelling somewhere in Attica—in some versions, in the neighbourhood of Eleusis. His father was said to be Poseidon. ...
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Procrustes

In Greek mythology, a robber of Attica who tied his victims to a bed and adjusted them to its length by amputating their legs or racking (stretching) their bodies. He was killed...
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Procrustes

In Greek mythology, a robber of Attica who tied his victims to a bed and adjusted them to its length by amputating their legs or racking (stretching) their bodies. He was killed by the hero Theseus
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Procrustes

Procrustes (prōkrŭs'tēz) , in Greek mythology, cruel highwayman. He forced passersby to lie on a very long bed and then stretched them to fit it. Some said that he also had a very short bed; to make passersby fit this he sawed off their legs. Using Procrustes' own villainous me...
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Procrustes

Procustes offered hospitality to travellers. He then made them fit a bed by stretching their limbs if they were too short and cutting off parts if they were too long. Procrustes was killed by the hero Theseus.
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Procrustes

[n] - (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer
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