the ancient Roman god of the underworld, identified with the Greek Pluto, or Hades.
the ancient Roman underworld; Hades; Dis.
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How to use Orcus in a sentence
And I was beautiful, and I had no love, save for the king, Orcus.The Lion's Brood | Duffield Osborne
Has gone blundering down into Orcus and the shark's belly, in that unutterable manner.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Down with it, man; down with it to Orcus: let the whole accursed edifice sink thither, and tyranny be swallowed up forever!
Orcus itself can scarcely have a blacker portal than that which yawned for us on our way to the upper floor.Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
If you meet the bloodhounds cry: 'Be off, Orcus and Erebus,' and dash the torch in their eyes, and they will not hurt you.Tales From Jkai | Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for Orcus
another name for Dis (def. 1)
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