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Procrustes

Line breaks: Pro|crus¦tes
Pronunciation: /prəʊˈkrʌstiːz
 
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Greek Mythology

Definition of Procrustes in English:

A robber who forced travellers to lie on a bed and made them fit it by stretching their limbs or cutting off the appropriate length of leg. Theseus killed him in like manner.

Origin

from Greek prokroustēs, literally 'stretcher', from prokrouein 'beat out'.

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