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Furies

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — Religion.

In Greek mythology, spirits of punishment, often represented as one of three goddesses (Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone) with hair composed of snakes, who executed the curses pronounced upon...

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fury

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 69 words.

like fury with great energy or effort. informal This expression dates from the mid 19th century, but fury has been

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Furies

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 52 words.

(Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice). Chorus: SATB. The Furies are the inhabitants of Hades who guard the entrance

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Furies

Edited by Douglas Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 319 words.

the Furies or Erinyes (in Chaucer Herynes or Herenus) the demonic avengers of crime in classical literature. They were represented

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Furies

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — Religion.

In Greek mythology, spirits of punishment, often represented as one of three goddesses (Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone) with hair composed of snakes, who executed the curses pronounced upon...

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Furies

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice). Chorus: SATB. The Furies are the inhabitants of Hades who guard the entrance to the underworld. They threaten Orfeo when he comes to look for Euridice, but the...

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Blind Fury

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formerly known as Satan, these UK purveyors of stereotypical heavy metal changed their name, personnel and direction in 1984. Based in Newcastle, Blind Fury comprised Lou Taylor (vocals),...

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Stone Fury

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Moving from Hamburg, Germany, to Los Angeles, USA, in 1983, vocalist Lenny Wolf teamed up with Bruce Gowdy (guitar) to form Stone Fury. Adding Rick Wilson (bass) and Jody Cortez ...

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Furies, the

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 54 words.

in Greek mythology, spirits of punishment, often represented as one of three goddesses (Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone) with hair composed of snakes, who executed the curses pronounced upon...

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Billy Fury

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

b. Ronald Wycherley, 17 April 1940, Dingle, Liverpool, England, d. 28 January 1983, London, England. An impromptu audition in a Birkenhead dressing room resulted in Wycherley joining Larry...

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Buddhist Fury

Michael K. Jerryson.

July 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 288 pages.

For many people, the concept of Buddhist violence is an oxymoron. The image of a Buddhist monk holding a handgun or the view of a militarized Buddhist monastery challenges our popular...

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Sound Of Fury (Billy Fury album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

One of the UK’s finest singers from the pre-Beatles age, Billy Fury enjoyed commercial success with a series of impassioned ballads. The Sound Of Fury, however, was markedly different and...

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Fury, Billy - The Sound Of Fury

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 112 words.

One of the UK’s finest singers from the pre-Beatles age, Billy Fury enjoyed commercial success with a series of impassioned

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Shoreditch fury <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 35 words.

an aggressive woman; a harlot.

1597 J. Hall Virgidemiarum (1599) Bk I 18: What if some Shoreditch fury

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Fury, Alexander Louis

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts. 85 words.

Born Bolton 15 Dec. 1982; s of Paul and Janet Fury

Fashion Editor, The Independent and i, since 2013; Men’s Critic, US Vogue, since...

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Mottram, Toby Trevor Fury

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Business Finance. 219 words.

PhD; CEng, FREng

Born Honiton, Devon 12 Feb. 1952; s of Kenneth Mottram and Mary Fury Mottram; m 1st, 1971, Penny...

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The Fury (1978)

Douglas Keesey.

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen

June 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 4805 words.

This chapter embarks on comparisons between the 1978 film, The Fury, and De Palma's previous work, Carrie (1976), both of which feature telekinetic teenagers as their main characters. Like null...

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Fury: Dorothy Wellesley

Joseph M. Hassett.

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 5441 words.

Yeats's experimentation with the ideas developed in Per Amica and A Vision took a startling turn in June 1935 when he met Dorothy Wellesley. His letters to Wellesley reflect beliefs that...

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The Diminutive Fury

Matthew G. Schoenbachler.

in Murder and Madness

October 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12026 words.

Contemporaries thought Anna Cooke was a “tigress”, a “wretched female”, and an “evil genius”; historians have labeled her a “diminutive Fury” and a “tawdry paramour”; and a small corps of...

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Fury

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 7 words.

Irish: variant spelling of Furey.

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Furies

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 134 words.

biz, Cadíz, Cadiz, fizz, frizz, gee-whiz, his, is, jizz, Liz, Ms, phiz, quiz, squiz, swizz, tizz, viz, whizz,

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