After receiving (p. 096) them on board, we made sail, accompanied by the Myrmidon, for England.
"Let's see your ID card, please," the Myrmidon said in the same tone as before.
We have 33 on board, 17 were sent on board the Myrmidon, Captn.
"Oh—" The Myrmidon looked at him, then shrugged his shoulders.
"Well," he said, looking up and seeing that his Myrmidon still stood there.
A Myrmidon was standing over him, and the child's mother was trying to lift the boy.
He handed it to the Myrmidon, who looked down at it, frowned, and then looked up.
We immediately got under weigh, accompanied by the Myrmidon and Slaney.
"You may retire, Captain," she said to the waiting Myrmidon.
I feel like what Updike calls a "Myrmidon of unhesitating amplitude."
c.1400, from Latin Myrmidones (plural), from Greek Myrmidones, Thessalian tribe led by Achilles to the Trojan War, fabled to have been ants changed into men, and often derived from Greek myrmex "ant" (from PIE *morwi- (see Formica (2)), but Watkins does not connect them and Klein's sources suggest a connection to Greek mormos "dread, terror." Transferred sense of "faithful follower" is from c.1600.