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Stentor   Listen
noun
Stentor  n.  
1.
A herald, in the Iliad, who had a very loud voice; hence, any person having a powerful voice.
2.
(Zool.) Any species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to the genus Stentor and allied genera, common in fresh water. The stentors have a bell-shaped, or cornucopia-like, body with a circle of cilia around the spiral terminal disk.
3.
(Zool.) A howling monkey, or howler.






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"Stentor" Quotes from Famous Books



... Bob's arms, and, picking up the Rosebud, who had slipped out, clapped her on Bob's back. Bob made for the back staircase, while Joe picked up the branch, and turning his head in the direction of the open door, shouted in the voice of a stentor, "Down with 'er!" Meanwhile, Fred, who had a vague impression that the fire in the cupboard had got to a powerful head at last, picked up the hose and looked on with ...
— Life in the Red Brigade - London Fire Brigade • R.M. Ballantyne

... august majesty of life; or a Cromwell, though without Cromwell's calm steadfastness of patriotic purpose. His visage and port seemed to declare his character: dark overhanging brows; eyes that had the gleam of lightning; a savage mouth; an immense head; the voice of a Stentor. Madame Roland pictured him as a fiercer Sardanapalus. Artists called him Jove the Thunderer. His enemies saw in him the Satan of the Paradise Lost. He was no moral regenerator; the difference between him and Robespierre is typified in Danton's version ...
— Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3) - Essay 1: Robespierre • John Morley

... tradesmen's suppers over which he presided. There was a mixture of command and good-humour, of decision and fun, in the gruff, bluff, weather-beaten countenance, surmounted with its rough shock of coal-black hair, and in the voice loud as a stentor, with which he now guided a drove of oxen, and now roared a catch, that his listeners in either case found irresistible. Jem Tyler was the very spirit of vulgar jollity, and could, as he boasted, run, leap, box, wrestle, drink, sing, ...
— Miss Philly Firkin, The China-Woman • Mary Russell Mitford

... tops above them fell a voice of Stentor. "Sail ho! sail ho!" Upon which they gave for the remainder of the tropic night small attention to aught but warlike matters. With the morning the three ships counted to the general gain the downright sinking of a small fleet from Hispaniola, and the taking therefrom porcelain, many ...
— Sir Mortimer • Mary Johnston



Words linked to "Stentor" :   utterer, mythical being, talker, stentorian, speaker, ciliophoran, ciliate, verbaliser, Greek mythology, verbalizer, genus Stentor



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