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(Greek mythology) a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster who lived on one side of a narrow strait

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Three times in the day does she vomit forth her waters, and three times she sucks them down again; see that you be not there when she is sucking, for if you are, Neptune himself could not save you; you must hug the Scylla side and drive ship by as fast as you can, for you had better lose six men than your whole crew.'
"'Is there no way,' said I, 'of escaping Charybdis, and at the same time keeping Scylla off when she is trying to harm my men?'
For Scylla is not mortal; moreover she is savage, extreme, rude, cruel and invincible.
"So they did as I told them; but I said nothing about the awful monster Scylla, for I knew the men would not go on rowing if I did, but would huddle together in the hold.
"Then we entered the Straits in great fear of mind, for on the one hand was Scylla, and on the other dread Charybdis kept sucking up the salt water.
"When we had passed the [Wandering] rocks, with Scylla and terrible Charybdis, we reached the noble island of the sun-god, where were the goodly cattle and sheep belonging to the sun Hyperion.
As soon as they had had enough to eat and drink, they began talking about their poor comrades whom Scylla had snatched up and eaten; this set them weeping and they went on crying till they fell off into a sound sleep.
This indeed was what actually happened, for I was borne along by the waves all night, and by sunrise had reached the rock of Scylla, and the whirlpool.
As for Scylla, the father of gods and men would not let her get further sight of me--otherwise I should have certainly been lost.] {107}
Seajacks is planning to use its jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla for the transport and installation of 111 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines at the project site located 35-50km off the coast of Changhua County,
"I truly believe only I can steer the country between the Scylla and Charybdis of Corbyn and Farage and on to calmer water.
Aged 20, he was a gunner on HMS Scylla, which was tasked with providing fire cover for the beaches of Gold, Sword and Juno where British and Canadian troops landed.
He was a gunner on HMS Scylla, when he headed to France.
Robert Johnston was a gunner on HMS Scylla on D-Day, protecting the open boats as they were targeted by Germans on the hill behind Sword beach.