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Eryx

(ĕr`ĭks), ancient city, W Sicily, Italy. Long a source of conflict between Carthage and Syracuse, it was destroyed (c.260 B.C.) by the Carthaginians in the First Punic War. Its temple of Venus Erycina was an important religious shrine; the temple area was excavated in 1936. The most notable remains are Cyclopean walls, some with Phoenician inscriptions. The site is now occupied by the village of Erice.

Eryx

 

a genus of snakes of the family Boidae. The body measures as much as 1 m in length. There are ten species, distributed in North Africa, southeastern Europe, and Southwest, Central, and Middle Asia. The USSR has four species, found in the Caucasus, Kazakhstan, and Middle Asia. The snakes feed on small vertebrates, suffocating the prey by coiling their bodies around it. They are ovoviviparous.

Eryx

great boxer; killed at own game by challenger, Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 97]
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Eryx might perhaps make the meaning intelligible, and suggest my proposed restoration of the text to the reader as readily as it did to myself.
Eryx, and that the Aegadean islands which are so striking when seen thence did duty with her for the Ionian islands--Marettimo, the highest and most westerly of the group, standing for Ithaca.
Eryx being made to do double duty, both as Scheria and Ithaca.
Eryx I was shown a man who was always called Sonza Malizia or "Guileless"--he being held exceptionally cunning.
An Arabian sand boa snake, Eryx jayakari, was also recently found at the 4.38-square-kilometre site and relocated.
The prehistoric-looking Uromastyx aegyptia leptieni reptile, and an Arabian sand boa snake, Eryx jayakari , were both relocated from the 4,38km2 site of Expo 2020 Dubai
Herpetological fauna of Dir Lower and Dir Upper districts (Northern mountainous region) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan contains 11 species of lizards (Calotes versicolor farooqi, Laudakia agrorensis, Eublepharis macularius, Cyrtopodion scabrum, Hemidactylus brookii, Hemidactylus flaviviridis, Ophisops jerdonii, Asymblepharus himalayanus, Eurylepis taeniolatus, Eutropis dissimilis and Varanus bengalensis) and 16 species of snakes (Eryx johnii, Amphiesma stolatum, Boiga trigonata, Lycodon striatus, Oligodon arnensis, Oligodon taeniolatus, Platyceps rhodorachis, Platyceps ventromaculatus, Ptyas mucosus, Spalerosophis atriceps, Xenochrophis piscator, Gloydius himalayanus, Bungarus caeruleus, Naja oxiana, Typhlops porrectus, Echis carinatus).
the striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena); red sand boa (Eryx johnii) and Indian softshell turtle (Nilssonia gangetica), with more deaths when rains were intermittent and animals had to travel in search of water (Solanki, Beleem, Kanejiya, & Gohil, 2017).
420 In Short Story: In the short story "In the Walls of Eryx" by H.P.
In addition to trying to fit in while learning a more intense version of magic in her sagery class, she is faced with trying to reveal a murder plot by none other than Esmond's older brother, Eryx. As the plot twists and turns, the reader is taken on a thrilling ride rife with danger and unexpected allies.
On the other hand, the Common Sand Boa (Eryx conicus), is a non-venomous boa commonly found in the Indian subcontinent.