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Vicious winged beings in classical mythology, often depicted as birds with women's faces. In the story of Jason, they steal or spoil an old blind man's food, leaving a terrible odor behind them.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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