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Leda

[lee-duh, ley-] /ˈli də, ˈleɪ-/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. the mother, by her husband Tyndareus, of Castor and Clytemnestra and, by Zeus in the form of a swan, of Pollux and Helen.
2.
Astronomy. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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  • Here Fannia, leering on her own good man, And there, a naked Leda with a swan.

    Essay on Man Alexander Pope
  • “Give me your reasoning from data on that conclusion,” Leda ordered the robot.

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  • Leda just stood there for a moment, tears forming in her eyes.

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  • Mike suppressed an impulse to ask him if he had informed Leda Crannon of that fact.

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  • He had an appointment to talk to Leda Crannon, but he had no intention of broadcasting it.

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  • Leda Crannon saw him heading down a companionway and called after him.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The room of Leda, as it is termed, is—but how beautiful it is I cannot tell.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • Jove himself, it is said, could not resist the exquisite form of Leda.

  • Leda was the daughter of Thestius and the wife of Tyndareus.

British Dictionary definitions for Leda

Leda1

/ˈliːdə/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a queen of Sparta who was the mother of Helen and Pollux by Zeus, who visited her in the form of a swan

Leda2

/ˈliːdə/
noun
1.
(astronomy) a small satellite of Jupiter in an intermediate orbit
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