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C17: from Latin olidus, from olēre to smell
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  • olid lost his life in this attempt; and Corts determined to go himself to Honduras.


    Susan Hale
  • olid, Leon, and others who were present begged Cortes to be considerate.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Sandoval was to command on the north, Alvarado on the west, and olid on the south.

    Hernando Cortez John S. C. Abbott
  • At the mouth of this river olid had established one of his important settlements.

    Hernando Cortez John S. C. Abbott
  • They may have been Dorian houses, like the olid houses; and the name may have become tribal afterwards, when they rose to power.

  • That Bellerophon, also an olid, is also , therefore himself a descendant of Jupiter.

  • After a short battle, olid, hoping for the speedy return of his absent forces, applied for a truce.

    Hernando Cortez John S. C. Abbott
  • After a time, however, Las Casas succeeded in forming a conspiracy, and olid was seized and beheaded.

    Hernando Cortez John S. C. Abbott
  • Others of the troops were to assemble at Naco, quite an important town, where olid had been executed.

    Hernando Cortez John S. C. Abbott
  • The nausea left him, and the olid atmosphere seemed suddenly purged of its reek.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx

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