• The Cyclops
    The Cyclops
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cyclops minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms
    • n Cyclops (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
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Vulcan instructs the Cyclopes in their new task Vulcan instructs the Cyclopes in their new task

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cyclops (Zoöl) A genus of minute Entomostraca, found both in fresh and salt water. See Copepoda.
    • Cyclops A portable forge, used by tinkers, etc.
    • Cyclops (Gr. Myth) One of a race of giants, sons of Neptune and Amphitrite, having but one eye, and that in the middle of the forehead. They were fabled to inhabit Sicily, and to assist in the workshops of Vulcan, under Mt. Etna.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Cyclops Pl. Cyclopes (sī-klō′ pēz) or Cyclops. In Greek myth and legend: A giant with but one eye, which was circular and in the middle of the forehead. According to the Hesiodic legend, there were three Cyclopes of the race of Titans, sons of Uranns and Ge, who forged the thunderbolts of Zeus, Pluto's helmet, and Poseidon's trident, and were considered the primeval patrons of all smiths. Their workshops were afterward said to be under Mount Etna.
    • n Cyclops In the Odyssey, one of a race of gigantic, lawless cannibal shepherds in Sicily, under the one-eyed chief Polyphemus.
    • n Cyclops One of a Thracian tribe of giants, named from a king Cyclops, who, expelled from their country, were fabled to have built in their wanderings the great prehistoric walls and fortresses of Greece. See cyclopean.
    • n Cyclops In zoology, a genus of minute fresh-water copepods, typical of the family Cyclopidæ, having a greatly enlarged pair of antennules (the appendages of the second somite of the head), by the vigorous strokes of which they dart through the water as if propelled by oars. In the front of the head there is a beady black median eye, really double, but appearing single, whence the name of the genus. Cyclops quadricornis is a common water-flea of fresh-water ponds and ditches. See Copepoda.
    • n Cyclops [lowercase] A copepod of the genus Cyclops.
    • n Cyclops [lowercase] A monster having one imperfect eye, sometimes showing a fusion of two, near the middle line.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cyclops sī′klops one of a fabled race of giants who lived chiefly in Sicily, with one eye in the middle of the forehead: a genus of minute freshwater copepods with an eye in front
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Cyclops, Gr. Ky`klwpsstrictly round-eyed), pl. Ky`klwpes; ky`klos circle + 'w`ps eye
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kyklōpskyklos, a circle, and ōps, an eye.


In literature:

Then, the wind having abated, we took to our oars, and rowed for many days till we came to the country where the Cyclops dwell.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
Outside the harbor of the Land of the Cyclopes lay a thickly wooded island.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
This prepossessing Cyclop held a tinder-box, and was preparing to light a match.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
I remember we called him Cyclops.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
The interior of the mount discovered Vulcan and his Cyclops.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Then, the wind having abated, they took to their oars, and rowed for many days till they came to the country where the Cyclopes dwell.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
At Aci Castello they were pointed out the seven Isles of the Cyclops, which the blind Polyphemus once hurled after the crafty Ulysses.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad" by Edith Van Dyne
Never in our lives did we see a creature so frightful as this Cyclops was.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
Adventures of Ulysses with the Lotus Eaters and the Cyclops.
"Lists of Stories and Programs for Story Hours" by Various
Vulcan looking at the registers, while a Cyclope, tending the fire, to the cornets began to sing.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton

In poetry:

"Nocturnal cyclops"
"Crystal concubine"
Pocked with personification
the fossil virgin of the skies
waxes and wanes——
"Lunar Baedeker" by Mina Loy
MY shag-hair Cyclops, come, let's ply
Our Lemnian hammers lustily.
By my wife's sparrows,
I swear these arrows
Shall singing fly
Through many a wanton's eye.
"Vulcan's Song: In Making Of The Arrows" by John Lyly
The austere sun descends above the fen,
an orange cyclops-eye, scorning to look
longer on this landscape of chagrin;
feathered dark in thought, I stalk like a rook,
brooding as the winter night comes on.
"Winter Landscape, With Rooks" by Sylvia Plath
Is the pencil of broad Hogarth still to keep its biting truth,
And for ever flash its satire on the world's sweat-blinded sight?
Are we still to stumble onward on a pathway all unsmooth,
Like a Cyclops in his cavern smitten with the loss of light?
"City And Village" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

In 2011, the American people witnessed all kinds of previously unfathomable weirdness: For starters, we found out that small albino cyclops sharks really do exist.
Cyclops version 1.3 adds Universal Binary support for Intel-based Macs running OS 10.4 or later.
Weekend fun includes Cyclops puppets, art walk, Sea Witch Night and animal walk.
CYCLOPS Genes Proffer Multiple Cancer Targets.
Reisterstown resident Marvin W Barrash, author of the book, "U. S.S. Cyclops ," about the disappearance of the fuel ship, the U.S.S.
Cyclops in the area that is known as the Bermuda Triangle during.
'The Cyclops Child': Inhumanity in a 1960 Hospital.
Troy Lee Designs 2013 Grand Prix Air Cyclops .
In this world of Photoshop and online scams, it pays to have a hearty dose of skepticism at reports of something strange — including an albino fetal shark with one eye smack in the middle of its nose like a Cyclops .
Albino Cyclops Shark Is Real, Experts Say.
Armco Resurrects Deal With Cyclops .
Armco Inc, the nation's fifth-largest steel producer, said it had resurrected its plan to acquire Cyclops Industries, a Pittsburgh-based specialty steelmaker.
Domin Avenue was named after a former "Grand Cyclops" of the R.I. Ku Klux Klan , John Domin.
His mother's uterus was twisted around three times, and he was born a cyclops, with just one big eye.
Local handmade enthusiasts and music lovers make Cyclops Fest a reality in Yellow Springs.

In science:

Figure 5.29: Structure of the pentafluorobutadienyl cyclop entadienyl dicarbonyl iron complex, with a table of the relative chemical shifts of the 19F spins at 11.7 T [Hz], and the J -couplings [Hz]. A total of 76 out of the 80 lines in the 5 spectra are resolved.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The corresponding ZEUS data, shown in Fig. 2, have also been compared with the CYCLOPS NLO calculation incorporating fragmentation functions taken from e+ e− .
QCD Effects in Hadronic Final States
The preliminary ZEUS data are compared to data from e+ e− annihilation experiments and the CYCLOPS NLO calculation of the inclusive charged hadron spectra.
QCD Effects in Hadronic Final States