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Harpy,

in Greek mythology, winged women with sharp claws who snatched food, objects, or people.

harpy

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harpy eagle:

see eagleeagle,
common name for large predatory birds of the family Accipitridae (hawk family), found in all parts of the world. Eagles are similar to the buteos, or buzzard hawks, but are larger both in length and in wingspread (up to 7 1-2 ft/228 cm) and have beaks nearly as long as
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harpy

foul-smelling creature; half-vulture, half-woman. [Gk. Myth.: Mercatante, 212–213]
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They rolled out of the saloon and into the arms of the sharks and harpies.
Hordes of ogres, harpies, drakken, minotaurs, manticores, and other creatures of myth and legend slip through portals to terrorize Apex City and the surrounding areas.
She hates the sorority system (that Kappa Kappa nonsense is all Greek to us, too) and its pastel-suited harpies, led by the magnificently bitchy Chanel.
Conversely, the ability to deploy several Harpies simultaneously means that they can hold radars at risk simply by loitering in the area of operations, keeping the radars off the air by discouraging operators from activating their equipment.
Along the way they battle with stone giants and screeching harpies, to accomplish their goal.
Anjelica Huston (below) is a perfectly wicked Grand High Witch in Nic Roeg's witty adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book, full of fiendish harpies and hocus pocus.
Sole contender for this week's Airheads award goes to five harpies in London and Cardiff, each from environmental and anarchist groups, who have won the right to claim damages because they were bedded by police officers 'to gather intelligence or for personal gratification'.
In cleverly–created action scenes involving battles with the Harpies, the Hydra and passage through the Clashing Rocks, there are also nods to the style of the 1963 movie.
These detailed and fantastical drawings will intrigue any reader curious about the hypothetical anatomy of mythical creatures such as mermaids, minotaurs, and harpies.
Writer-director RZA and co-writer Eli Roth dodge a bullet marked Rampant Sexism by transforming these simpering femmes into an army of merciless harpies for the grand finale.
Writer-director RZA and co-writer Eli Roth dodge a bullet marked Rampant Sexism by transforming these simpering femmes into an army of merciless harpies for the grand finale, proving that the female of the species is just as deadly as the male, even in a tight-fitting kimono.