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Charybdis (kəˈrɪbdɪs Pronunciation for Charybdis



  1. a ship-devouring monster in classical mythology, identified with a whirlpool off the north coast of Sicily, lying opposite Scylla on the Italian coast Compare Scylla

Derived Forms

Chaˈrybdian adjective

Example Sentences Including 'Charybdis'

Ajax was as helpless as Odysseus" craft ever was, drifting between Scylla and Charybdis , hoping against hope.
Weldon, Fay Splitting
Admit it - that reference to Scylla and Charybdis took yoU aback.
Trenhalle, John A Means to Evil
How to effect this, given the electronic Scylla and Charybdis hereinbefore mentioned?
Trenhalle, John A Means to Evil


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