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    Question The tool of Damacles

    What does "the tool of Damacles" mean?

    "damacle" may be a typo for "damocle", maybe...

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    Re: The tool of Damacles

    You are probably thinking of Damocles.

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    Re: The tool of Damacles

    Quote Originally Posted by chebu View Post
    What does "the tool of Damacles" mean?

    "damacle" may be a typo for "damocle", maybe...
    Tool of Democles.
    I T related term?

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    Re: The tool of Damacles

    It's normally a sword, isn't it?

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    Re: The tool of Damacles

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's normally a sword, isn't it?
    That's what it says in the Wikipedia article. (Does anybody ever click on those links? )

    (It's a story we learn about when we study Greek myths.)









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    Re: The tool of Damacles

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    That's what it says in the Wikipedia article. (Does anybody ever click on those links? )

    (It's a story we learn about when we study Greek myths.)








    Google search -a kind of a software to identify plagiarism...
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    Re: The tool of Damacles

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    Google search -a kind of software to identify plagiarism...
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    The original poster gave no context for the phrase. Absent context, "The Sword of Damocles" seemed the most logical guess. (Where's the link?)



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    Re: The tool of Damacles

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    Tool of Democles.
    I T related term?
    SInce it appears on a novel, so it's not related to IT term.

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    Re: The tool of Damacles

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    You are probably thinking of Damocles.
    "The tool of Damacles" appears on a novel.
    Two adult sisters are talking over their children days. The elder sister plays a scene to hold a hammer over a snail and says "the tool of Damacles".
    Maybe "Damocles" is right.

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    Re: The tool of Damacles

    I read the Wikipedia article, and almost understand about "sword of Damocles", but still can't get the meaning of this phrase.

    "The tool of..."appears on a novel.
    In the story, two adult sisters are talking over their kid days.
    Elder sister plays the old scene in which younger sister tried to hold a hammer over a snail, and she shouts "the tool of Damacles".
    Any particular meaning in this phrase?

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