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[125] Quaeque vomit. She means Charybdis, a rapid whirlpool on the coast of Sicily, which draws in and threws out the water with incredible force and swiftness twice every twenty-four hours. This Charybdis, as the poets feign, was a very voracious women, who having stolen the oxen of Hercules, Jupiter struck her with a thunderbolt, and threw her into the sea, where she yet retains her former nature, and swallows all that come near her.

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