Androcles


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An·dro·cles

 (ăn′drə-klēz′) also An·dro·clus (-kləs)
n.
A legendary Roman slave held to have been spared in the arena by a lion that remembered him as the man who had once removed a thorn from its paw.

Androcles

(ˈændrəˌkliːz) or

Androclus

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) (in Roman legend) a slave whose life was spared in the arena by a lion from whose paw he had once extracted a thorn

An•dro•cles

(ˈæn drəˌkliz)

n.
a Roman slave, in a fable of the 1st–2nd centuries a.d., who was spared in the arena by a lion from whose foot he had once extracted a thorn.
References in classic literature ?
A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest.
99 Tinker Bell & The Legend Of The Neverbeast FEATURE-LENGTH computer-animated adventure, which references Beauty And The Beast and the fable of Androcles and the lion.
Clocwise from above: Blue Peter presenter John Noakes with his dogs Skip and Shep in 1980; Queen Elizabeth's gamekeepers with some of the Queen's retrievers in 1992; Giving a Bull Mastiff a biscuit; An owner and her basset hound taking a rest; top dog Khonistan Androcles of Alyshan getting cleaned up in 1979; Mrs S Wright, of County Durham, grooming her West Highland terrier Rosyle's Pal Joey in 1970; Joan Walker with her 13 bassett hounds in 1975; Gilda Bunn and her Salukis dog asleep together in 1964.
From top, Blue Peter |presenter John Noakes with his dogs Skip and Shep outside Crufts in 1980; Gretchen Franklin - who played Ethel in the soap EastEnders - with her pet co-star "Willie" in 1986; Queen Elizabeth's gamekeepers with some of the Queen's retrievers in 1992; top dog Khonistan Androcles of Alyshan is getting cleaned up for Crufts in 1979; an owner giving her Bull Mastiff a biscuit and one owner and her basset hound taking a well earned rest
Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast is the sixth and most enjoyable instalment in the series so far, referencing Beauty And The Beast and the fable of Androcles and the lion to teach children - particularly girls that true beauty comes from within.
15), The Shaw Alphabet Edition of Androcles and the Lion (22 December 1962; p.
NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterworks Broadway springs forward with the release of three unexpected albums from the vault previously unavailable on CD - Marriage Type Love by Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy (April 15), Androcles and the Lion (May 13), Ed Ames: Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You (June 17).
WORCESTER -- In the Sharks' 3-1 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack here on Friday night, the part of Androcles was played by Brodie Reid.
In Aesop's Fables, Androcles saved his own life by removing the thorn from the paw of his natural enemy, the lion.
What Faulkner finally juxtaposes to the weight and mass of stone in A Fable is legend, which is the trace of passion (flame) and, in the word of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha sheriff from the American interlude, "ephemeral" This is why, we are told, "Eve and the Snake and Mary and the Lamb and Ahab and the Whale and Androcles and Balzac's African deserter, and all the celestial zoology of horse and goat and swan and bull, [are] the firmament of man's history instead of the mere rubble of his past" (814).
He said: "They seemed to take to me, there was something of Androcles and the Lion about our relationships even though I can't honestly claim to have removed any thorns from their toes.
Evidently, in an after-dinner speech, it is neither possible nor desirable to make a detailed scholarly presentation (some of you may recall the variation of the Androcles and the lion story: "After dinner, there will be speeches", Androcles is supposed to have whispered to the lion's ear -- and the lion didn't eat him