noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for procrustes
In pursuance of my duty in the premises, it of course became necessary for me to read the Procrustes.
Thus, however weary a man might be, he never liked to lie in the bed of Procrustes.Tanglewood Tales|Nathaniel Hawthorne
His Procrustes, from the collector's point of view, is entirely logical, and might be considered as the acme of bookmaking.
Procrustes: "Now, then, you fellows; I mean to fit you all to my little Bed!"Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV|Charles L. Graves
Fine binding is a desideratum, and, for its cost, that of the Procrustes could not be improved upon.
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Culture definitions for procrustes
A mythical Greek giant who was a thief and a murderer. He would capture travelers and tie them to an iron bed. If they were longer than the bed, he would hack off their limbs until they fit it. If they were too short, he would stretch them to the right size.