Vulcan


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Vul·can

 (vŭl′kən)
n. Roman Mythology
The god of fire and metalworking.

[Latin Volcānus, Vulcānus.]

Vulcan

(ˈvʌlkən)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of fire and metalworking. Greek counterpart: Hephaestus
Vulcanian adj

Vulcan

(ˈvʌlkən)
n
(Celestial Objects) a hypothetical planet once thought to lie within the orbit of Mercury
Vulcanian adj

Vul•can

(ˈvʌl kən)

n.
1. the Roman god of fire and metalworking: identified with the Greek god Hephaestus.
2. a hypothetical planet nearest the sun whose existence was erroneously postulated to account for perturbations in Mercury's orbit.
[1505–15; < Latin Vulcānus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vulcan - (Roman mythology) god of fire and metal workingVulcan - (Roman mythology) god of fire and metal working; counterpart of Greek Hephaestus
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
Translations
Vulcanvulcanianvulcaniană

Vulcan

[ˈvʌlkən] NVulcano

Vulcan

nVulcanus m

Vulcan

[ˈvʌlkən] nVulcano
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Thus property is as an instrument to living; an estate is a multitude of instruments; so a slave is an animated instrument, but every one that can minister of himself is more valuable than any other instrument; for if every instrument, at command, or from a preconception of its master's will, could accomplish its work (as the story goes of the statues of Daedalus; or what the poet tells us of the tripods of Vulcan, "that they moved of their own accord into the assembly of the gods "), the shuttle would then weave, and the lyre play of itself; nor would the architect want servants, or the [1254a] master slaves.
But the heavenly beings were disquieted throughout the house of Jove, till the cunning workman Vulcan began to try and pacify his mother Juno.
Then Vulcan drew sweet nectar from the mixing-bowl, and served it round among the gods, going from left to right; and the blessed gods laughed out a loud applause as they saw him bustling about the heavenly mansion.
But when the sun's glorious light had faded, they went home to bed, each in his own abode, which lame Vulcan with his consummate skill had fashioned for them.
In these so-called books, the chief lover, or Greek god, as he is admiringly referred to--by the way, they do not say which "Greek god" it is that the gentleman bears such a striking likeness to; it might be hump-backed Vulcan, or double-faced Janus, or even driveling Silenus, the god of abstruse mysteries.
Your eyes dwell on a Vulcan,--a real blacksmith, brown, broad-shouldered: and blind and lame into the bargain.
I never thought of it, before; but you certainly are rather like Vulcan, sir.
Still other experts in the national press speculated on how Vulcan might respond, It was noted that Vulcan does not have in place a shareholders rights plan, commonly known as a "poison pill," but it can adopt one at any time.
An example is a recent casting project performed by Vulcan Engineering Co.
Department of Justice ("DOJ") with respect to the timing of steps to be taken in connection with the DOJ's review of Martin Marietta's proposed combination with Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC).
In response to a potential Martin Marietta-Vulcan Materials merger the former company proposed in an early-December stock-for-stock exchange offer, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division has requested Vulcan provide ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt delivery detail from certain operations in 15 states.
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