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Charybdis (kəˈrɪbdɪs



  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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