（πιτυοκάμπτης, “pine-bender”). A name
applied to the robber Sinis (q.v.), who killed
travellers by tying them between two pine-trees bent down so as nearly to meet, and then
allowed to spring apart (Pausan. ii. 1, 3).
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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