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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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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.
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.
Sandan District Police Chief Oung Moly said Mao initially fled the scene but was arrested the following day.
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General Moly reported that the recent molybdenum spot price has topped $11 per pound, a level last seen in 2014, and over 60% higher than the year-end 2016 price of $6.
In the world of rifles, not many topics have provoked as much controversy as the use of moly coated bullets.
There always seems to be moly on the patch despite wearing out four brushes and using 300 patches.
DYNAMIC "gypsy folk and roll" band Holy Moly & the Crackers top the bill at this year's ParkFest.
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.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-June 29, 2011--China Dev Bank lends USD494m to Moly Mines(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.