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Lachesis

[lach-uh-sis] /ˈlætʃ ə sɪs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life.
Origin of Lachesis
< Latin < Greek, personification of láchesis destiny, equivalent to lache(în) to happen or obtain by lot + -sis -sis
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  • Lachesis announced the past, Clotho the present, and Atropos the future.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • Here we are told by our law of cure, that the sphere of Lachesis commences.

    Apis Mellifica C. W. Wolf
  • The 'Lachesis' didn't have a mark on her and all we had was a few possible hits.

    A Question of Courage Jesse Franklin Bone
  • You say the 'Lachesis' and they say 'Oh, yes, the cruise ship.'

    A Question of Courage Jesse Franklin Bone
  • Not that I didn't expect it, but the "Lachesis" was worse than the "Clotho" had ever been.

    A Question of Courage Jesse Franklin Bone
  • The "Lachesis" shuddered to the recoil from the port turrets.

    A Question of Courage Jesse Franklin Bone
  • I eased the "Lachesis" into Cth and hung like glue to the border.

    A Question of Courage Jesse Franklin Bone
  • So sang Apollo, and Lachesis did even more than he required.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • Charles made his adieux to Clotho and Lachesis, and departed at the other end of the room.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley
  • Clotho spun the thread of life, Lachesis held it, and Atropos cut it.

    Palamon and Arcite John Dryden
British Dictionary definitions for Lachesis

Lachesis

/ˈlækɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) one of the three Fates
Word Origin
via Latin from Greek, from lakhesis destiny, from lakhein to befall by lot
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