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543. Rape

  1. Amphissa blinded by father Echetus for having been raped by Aechmodius. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 23]
  2. Apemosyne raped by Hermes; killed by brother for immorality. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 25]
  3. Arne blinded by stepfather Desmontes after he learned she had been raped and was pregnant. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 39]
  4. Aziz, Dr. accused of attempted rape but acquitted when his supposed victim realizes she must have been hallucinating. [Br. Lit.: Forster Passage to India in Magill I, 713]
  5. Belinda violated tonsorially. [Br. Lit.: The Rape of the Lock ]
  6. Caenis changed into a man by Poseidon after he raped her. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 46]
  7. Cassandra raped by Ajax the Less on the night Troy fell. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 17]
  8. Creusa raped by Apollo; bore Janus. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 68]
  9. Cunegonde ravished in her fathers castle by two Bulgarian soldiers. [Fr. Lit.: Candide ]
  10. Danaë Zeus raped her, posing as a golden shower. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 74]
  11. Drake, Temple provocative co-ed whose actions invite the rape she both fears and desires. [Am. Lit.: Faulkner Sanctuary ]
  12. Elvira peasant girl raped by lusting nobleman. [Span. Lit.: The King, the Greatest Alcalde ]
  13. Europa seduced by Jupiter as bull; raped when he changes back. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses ; Gk. Myth.: Hall, 259]
  14. Lavinia raped and mutilated by Demetrius and Chiron. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus ]
  15. Leda raped by Zeus in form of swan. [Class. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 149; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses; Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene ]
  16. Lucretia blackmailed into sex by despicable Sextus; commits suicide afterwards. [Rom. Lit.: Fasti; Livy ; Br. Lit.: The Rape of Lucrece; Art: Hall, 259]
  17. Philomela raped by Tereus, who cut out her tongue to prevent her from revealing the act. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 783]
  18. Tamar raped by her half-brother, Amnon. [O.T.: II Samuel 13:1114]

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rape

rape1 any of the six administrative districts of the county of Sussex. XI (rap, Domesday Book; taken up by legal and antiquarian writers from XVI). Identical with OE. rāp ROPE (the var. rope is found occas. XIV), the reference being to the fencing-off of land with a rope.

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rape (territorial division, England)

rape, name applied to each of the six obsolete territorial divisions (Hastings, Pevensey, Lewes, Bramber, Arundel, and Chichester) into which Sussex, England, is divided.

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rape

rape See BRASSICA.

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rape

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