argus

Part of speech: noun

Myth. A monster with 100 eyes; killed by Mercury; Juno set his eyes in the tail of the peacock.

Part of speech: noun

A sharp- eyed, watchful person.

Part of speech: noun

An East- Indian pheasant.

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Usage examples "argus":

  1. Lafe Simpson, who runs the Argus, is a younger man than Ayers and more ambitious. - "Homeburg Memories", George Helgesen Fitch.
  2. In other thinges pardon may be geuen to negligence, but here thou muste haue as manye eyes as Argus had, and muste be as vigilant as is possible. - "The Education of Children", Desiderius Erasmus.
  3. The argus pheasant, Van Slyck observed, is rarely shot. - "The Argus Pheasant", John Charles Beecham.