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n. pl. mo·lies Greek Mythology
A magic herb with black roots and white flowers that was given to Odysseus by Hermes to ward off the spells of Circe.

[Latin mōly, from Greek mōlu.]


n, pl -lies
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a magic herb given by Hermes to Odysseus to nullify the spells of Circe
2. (Plants) a liliaceous plant, Allium moly, that is native to S Europe and has yellow flowers in a dense cluster
[C16: from Latin mōly, from Greek mōlu]
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The root was black, while the flower was as white as milk; the gods call it Moly, and mortal men cannot uproot it, but the gods can do whatever they like.
ONE pleasant day in the latter part of eternity, as the Shades of all the great writers were reposing upon beds of asphodel and moly in the Elysian fields, each happy in hearing from the lips of the others nothing but copious quotation from his own works (for so Jove had kindly bedeviled their ears), there came in among them with triumphant mien a Shade whom none knew.
DYNAMIC "gypsy folk and roll" band Holy Moly & the Crackers top the bill at this year's ParkFest.
the "Company") announces that it has closed the transaction to acquire all of the shares of Creston Moly Corp.
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ET Solar"), one of the global leading solar PV one-stop solution providers, announced the launch of its new Moly modules and salt proof modules at the Ecotec exhibition in Athens on March 17th.
The Roger James-trained filly Holy Moly, out of the Zabeel mare Clarissa, won the Listed Soliloquy Stakes over 7f at Ellerslie.
Sydney, Australia, Sep 8, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - FINANCE VIDEO: Moly Mines (ASX:MOL) CEO and Managing Director Dr Derek Fisher presented to the Capital Markets at Investorium.
Release date- 18072011 - The signing of finance facilities on 28 June 2011 for the development and construction of the Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum / Copper mine is a significant milestone for Moly Mines and illustrates the significant support and confidence the Chinese banking community has in Moly Mines and the Sichuan Hanlong Group.
Mae Homer yn disgrifio moly fel hyn: "Roedd y gwreiddiau'n ddu, tra roedd y blodau cyn wynned llefrith.
Normally, moly is created with the same type of uranium as used to make nuclear arms, creating a headache for efforts to corral weapons-grade uranium.