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σφενδόν-η , ,, Il.13.600 (where it is used as a bandage), Archil. 3, E.Ph.1142, Ar.Av.1185, Th.4.32; σφενδόνῃ οὐκ ἂν ἐφικοίμην αὐτόσ᾽ could not reach it with a sling, Antiph.55.19.
2. a sling as part of a crane used in unloading ships, SIG241 A 46 (Delph., iv B.C.): so perh. metaph., “σφενδόνας ἀπ᾽ εὐμέτρουA.Ag.1010 (lyr.).
II. anything of like shape:
1. sling for a disabled arm, Hp.Art.16 (cf. Il. l.c.); suspensory abdominal bandage, Hp.Mul.2.144, Sor.Fasc.48.
2. headband worn by women, broad in front, Poll.5.96, D.P.7.
3. hoop of a ring in which the stone was set as in a sling, esp. the outer or broader part round the stone, collet, E.Hipp.862, Pl.R.359e, Arist.Ph.207a3.
4. white of the eye, Poll.2.70.
III. stone or bullet of the sling, X.An.3.4.4, 5.2.14, etc.; τοιαύταις ς., of hailstones, Ar.Nu.1125 (troch.).
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