|an extended simile, as used in the epic poetry of Homer and other writers|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
an extended simile often running to several lines, used typically in epic poetry to intensify the heroic stature of the subject and to serve as decoration. An example from the Iliad follows: As when the shudder of the west wind suddenly rising scatters across the water, and the water darkens beneath it, so darkening were settled the ranks of Achaians and Trojans in the plain.
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