Procrustes

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Προκρούστης (Prokroústēs)

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Procrustes

  1. A celebrated legendary highwayman of Attica, who tied his victims upon an iron bed, and, as the case required, either stretched or cut off their legs to adapt them to its length.

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