Tantalus


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(Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus

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Tantalus continues to enhance the functionality of its push-based TUNet solution, which can be deployed in a flexible manner to meet varying utility business and operational needs.
Robert Major, Cardiff A What you purchased is something called a Tantalus.
Description: Improvement district includes areas at the entrance to Punchbowl area, along Prospect Street, and above Nehoa Street on the slopes of Tantalus.
I sometimes felt like Tantalus, the hungry wretch of Greek mythology doomed to stare at delicious fruit and refreshing water for all eternity but never able to taste it"- Hillary Clinton on the frustrations of being cooped up in beautiful locations discussing international diplomacy when she was US Secretary of State.
I find it absurd" - Actress Dawn French "I sometimes felt like Tantalus, the hungry wretch of Greek mythology doomed to stare at delicious fruit and refreshing water for all eternity but never able to taste it" - Hillary Clinton on the frustrations of being cooped up in beautiful locations discussing international diplomacy when she was US Secretary of State "I have been doing this for 40 years.
On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery--fossilized evidence of bacterial life.
London, May 7 ( ANI ): The legendary 'Bigfoot' was sighted in the wilderness of 7,000ft up, Tantalus mountain range in Canada.
He expanded into making and selling writing cases, tantalus sets and tobacco cabinets, among other items.
Summary: In a Greek myth, Pelops, grandson of Zeus, was killed and cooked by his father, Tantalus, to be served to the gods to see if they could differentiate between flesh of man and beast.
Franca Tantalus Bursary (Graduate Level): Covina Kaczynski Conception, Brampton, Ontario
I WAS given this Tantalus drinks decanter stand many years ago.
Which area voted to become Canada's tenth would have been stored in a tantalus, and why province in 1949?
It was not unlike the Greek tale of Tantalus, suspended in a river from which he was unable to drink.
Now an Anglican priest, Buxton, in Tantalus and the Pelican, outlines his experiences in the East and touches on the reality show experience.
Summary: In Greek mythology Tantalus was punished for reasons that are not entirely clear.