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χηλ-ή , Dor. χα_λά , ,'s hoof, Hes.Sc.62, E.Ph. 42, Ion1242 (lyr.), cf. χηλαργός.
2. of oxen and the like , cloven hoof,χηλαὶ ποδῶνId.Ba.619 (troch.), cf. A.R.2.667; “τὰ δὲ δισχιδῆ καὶ ἀντὶ τῶν ὀνύχων χηλὰς ἔχειArist.HA499b9, cf. PA655b4, 663a29; of Chimaera, E.El.474 (lyr.).
b. Astron., Χηλαί, αἱ, the claws of the Scorpion, i.e. the constellation Libra, Arat.89, 232, al., Ptol.Tetr.24, etc.
4. poet. pl., talons of a bird, A.Pers. 208, S.Ant.1003, E.Ion1208; of the Sphinx, Id.Ph.808 (lyr.), 1025 (lyr.); of a wolf's claws, Theoc.Ep.6.4, cf. E.Hec.90 (lyr., expld. by Hsch. = γνάθος).
II. breakwater, formed of stones laid at the base of a sea-wall, mostly in pl., Th.1.63 (ubi v. Sch.), 7.53, X.An.7.1.17; “αἱ χ. τοῦ λιμένοςD.S.13.78, cf. D.C.74.10; sg., D.S. 3.44; “ἐπαιγιαλῖτις χ.AP10.8 (Arch.).
2. spur of a mountain or ridge of rocks answering a like purpose, “χ. γὰρ τοῦ Πειραιῶς ἨετιωνειαTh.8.90, cf. Plu.Sol.9, Anon. ap. Suid. s.v. χ. ὄρους.
III. of various cloven or hooked implements:
1. in surgery, forked probe, Hp.Morb. 2.33.
2. notch of an arrow, Hero Bel.111.1, Hsch. s.v. γλυφίδες; but also (pl.) the claws composing the hook (χείρ), Hero ib.2; also the claws or arms of the σκορπίος v, Vitr.10.10.4, 10.11.7.
3. rims of the eyelids, Ruf.Onom.20.
4. crack in the heels or other parts, Poll.4.198.
5. net, plait, Hsch. s.v. χηλευτὰ κράνη.
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    • Euripides, Ion, 1208
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    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 7.1.17
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.667
    • Plutarch, Solon, 9
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 3.44
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 74.10
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 24
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