Briareus


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Briareus

(braɪˈɛərɪəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a giant with a hundred arms and fifty heads who aided Zeus and the Olympians against the Titans
Briˈarean adj
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A slight breeze at this moment sprang up, and the great sails began to move, seeing which Don Quixote exclaimed, "Though ye flourish more arms than the giant Briareus, ye have to reckon with me.
In the triangle of bright outer sunlight I saw the Martian, in its Briareus of a handling-machine, scrutinizing the curate's head.
When he was half way across, the uprooted tree(which I have already told you about) broke loose from among the rocks, and bore down upon him, with all its splintered branches sticking out like the hundred arms of the giant Briareus.
Besides, if they had been like the hundred-armed Briareus, the brave Argonauts would have given them their hands full of fight.
It was you, goddess, who delivered him by calling to Olympus the hundred-handed monster whom gods call Briareus, but men Aegaeon, for he is stronger even than his father; when therefore he took his seat all-glorious beside the son of Saturn, the other gods were afraid, and did not bind him.
The poets feign, that the rest of the gods would have bound Jupiter; which he hearing of, by the counsel of Pallas, sent for Briareus, with his hundred hands, to come in to his aid.
We have had some good ones in the past, like Scorned, Briareus and Distant Prospect, but I think I only had a bumper winner last year.
Winter Olympians do not loom large in the annals of British racing but Nick Ovett, brother of Sebastian Coe's 1980 conqueror Steve Ovett, took part in the luge in 1988 and 1992 and was joint owner-breeder of Briareus, who won the Kingwell Hurdle in 2006.
And Briareus, a horse that's no star, was still close up when he crashed at the last.
1-3 Master Minded, 10 Big Zeb, 14 Petit Robin, 16 Tidal Bay, 16 Well Chief, 16 Twist Magic, 20 Briareus, 66 bar
There are plenty of other markets for the Champion Chase including betting without andI pick BRIAREUS who ran such a stormer to be fourth in the King George.
Paddy Power bet: 1-3 Master Minded, 12-1 Big Zeb, Petit Robin, Voy Por Ustedes, 14-1 Tidal Bay, 16-1 Twist Magic, Well Chief, 25-1 Briareus, 33-1 Takeroc, Thyne Again, 40-1 Tamarinbleu, 50-1 bar