Procrustes

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Procrustes

(prəʊˈkrʌstiːz)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a robber, who put travellers in his bed, stretching or lopping off their limbs so that they fitted it
[C16: from Greek Prokroustēs the stretcher, from prokrouein to extend by hammering out]

Pro•crus•tes

(proʊˈkrʌs tiz)

n.
(in Greek myth) a robber who stretched or amputated the limbs of travelers to make them conform to the length of his bed.
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Noun1.Procrustes - (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit; was killed by Theseus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations

Procrustes

[prəʊˈkrʌstiːz] NProcusto
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According to ancient Greek mythology, there once lived in Attica an evil inn-keeper named Damastes who was nicknamed Procrustes, or 'the Stretcher.
Su verdadero nombre era Damastes, pero le apodaban Procusto, que significa "el estirador", por su peculiar sistema de hacer amable la estancia a los huespedes de su posada.
Mi imperio movil se hallo entre Atenas y Megara goberne a solas bosques canadas precipicios sin insignias estupidas con un simple mazo sin consejo de ancianos vestido unicamente con la sombra de un lobo y el terror que engendraba el eco de mi nombre Damastes