The Procrustean bed of the Pentateuch was still before her.
"History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science" by John William Draper
Circumstances, strained, well nigh dislocated by the effort to force them to fit into his Procrustean measure.
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
Young limbs will not always adjust themselves to the Procrustean bed.
"Doctor Luttrell's First Patient" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The Procrustean operation strains even Longfellow sadly.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Even your Procrustean rule seems to fail with him, Paton.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
It was a Procrustean bed which rarely fitted its subject.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
In improvement he was somewhat hasty and procrustean.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
Our little Procrustean beds are merely furniture that tortures.
"From the Easy Chair, series 2" by George William Curtis
Are there no Procrustean couches in these days?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 120, October, 1867." by Various
It forced violin playing into a Procrustean bed unsuited to its true nature and mission.
"Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work" by Stephen Samuel Stratton
Now, a good master will treat each voice on its own merit, and not place it at first on the Procrustean bed of a book of rules and exercises.
"Advice to Singers" by Frederick James Crowest