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 for Furies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Furies \Fu"ries\, n. pl.
     See Fury, 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fury \Fu"ry\, n.; pl. Furies. [L. furia, fr. furere to rage:
     cf. F. furie. Cf. Furor.]
     1. Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or
        enthusiasm.
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              Her wit began to be with a divine fury inspired.
                                                    --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     2. Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied
        to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity;
        violence. "Fury of the wind." --Shak.
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              I do oppose my patience to his fury.  --Shak.
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     3. pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto,
        and Meg[ae]ra; the Erinyes or Eumenides.
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              The Furies, they said, are attendants on justice,
              and if the sun in heaven should transgress his path
              would punish him.                     --Emerson.
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     4. One of the Parc[ae], or Fates, esp. Atropos. [R.]
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              Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears,
              And slits the thin-spun life.         --Milton.
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     5. A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a
        virago; a termagant.
  
     Syn: Anger; indignation; resentment; wrath; ire; rage;
          vehemence; violence; fierceness; turbulence; madness;
          frenzy. See Anger.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "Furies":
     Alecto, Fury, Megaera, Nemesis, Tisiphone, avenger, burning rage,
     furious rage, furor, fury, passion, rage, revanchist,
     tearing passion, the Erinyes, the Eumenides, the Furies,
     towering rage, vehemence, vindicator, violence
  
  

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