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[muh-lam-puh s] /məˈlæm pəs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
the first seer and healer: his ears were licked by serpents he had raised, enabling him to understand the speech and wisdom of animals. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The fifty-seventh vessel I boarded was the Melampus frigate.

  • The Dutch Admiral hoisted his flag in the Melampus frigate of 44 guns.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • Sons were they of Melampus, who had borne Hercules company in all his labours.

    Stories from Virgil Alfred J. Church
  • Sons were they of Melampus, who had borne Hercules company in all his labors.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • Afterwards they were cured by Melampus, the son of Amythaon.

  • At this the king was angry and killed the serpent, but Melampus took and buried it.

  • Mantius, the other son of Melampus, was father to Polypheides and Cleitus.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • Three others were found, who had deserted from the Melampus, and about twelve more from various British ships of war.

  • Worthy Melampus had received the news that Myrtilus was still alive in a very singular manner.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • A collision takes place between two vessels, the Ticonderoga and the Melampus, through the fault of the Ticonderoga alone.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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