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eu·ri·pus

 (yo͝o-rī′pəs)
n. pl. eu·ri·pi (-pī′)
A sea channel characterized by turbulent and unpredictable currents.

[Latin eurīpus, from Greek eurīpos : eu-, eu- + rhīpē, rush (from rhīptein, to throw).]

euripus

(jʊˈraɪpəs)
n, pl -pi (-paɪ)
(Physical Geography) a strait or channel with a strong current or tide
[C17: from Latin, from Greek Euripos the strait between Boeotia and Euboea, from ripē force, rush]
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From there you crossed the Euripus, far-shooting Apollo, and went up the green, holy hills, going on to Mycalessus and grassy-bedded Teumessus, and so came to the wood-clad abode of Thebe; for as yet no man lived in holy Thebe, nor were there tracks or ways about Thebe's wheat-bearing plain as yet.
The scam was busted by HMRC in a 10-year investigation codenamed Operation Euripus which revealed an intricate spider's web of conspiracy.
This view shows up first in the context of the misology passage, where Socrates refers to those "contradiction-mongers" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] who, because they have cultivated the skill of devising contradictory arguments to any thesis whatsoever, have come to think that "there is nothing sound or secure whatever, either in things or in arguments [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; but that all realities are carried up and down, just like things fluctuating in the Euripus.
Prosecutors said Taher Majid, of Ty Draw Road, Penylan, Cardiff, was one of the principal organisers of the complicated "carousel" scam, which was busted by HM Revenue and Customs' Operation, Euripus.
Codenamed Operation Euripus, the swoop follows a five-year investigation.
Para los intelectuales del Bajo Imperio, el circo era la imagen del universo: la arena simbolizaba la tierra, el agua del euripus el mar, el obelisco el sol, las 12 carceres los 12 meses del ano, las 24 carreras diarias las horas del dia, las 7 vueltas de las cuadrigas en torno a la spina los siete dias de la semana, los 4 colores de las facciones las estaciones del ano.