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Trojan horse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Trojan Horse a large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War
    • n trojan horse a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful "the contents of a trojan can be a virus or a worm","when he downloaded the free game it turned out to be a trojan horse"
    • n Trojan horse a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst
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Quotations

  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts.”
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca%20West
    “Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.”

Usage

In literature:

Messapus and Catillus, post your force Along the fields, to charge the Trojan horse.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
The Trojans are now closely besieged, and Epeius, by Athena's instruction, builds the wooden horse.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
Chet's shoulders alone would have loomed large in contrast with any wooden toy ever devised, including the Trojan horse.
"One Basket" by Edna Ferber
Accordingly, I soon after produced another work, entitled, The Trojan Horse.
"From This World to the Next" by Henry Fielding
Chet's shoulders alone would have loomed large in contrast with any wooden toy ever devised, including the Trojan horse.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
Whether or not he had read or heard of the Trojan horse is not known, but his scheme was not wholly different.
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
The sound revealed that the horse was hollow, but the Trojans heeded not this warning of possible fraud.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
I would ask if thou canst sing of the Wooden Horse that brought destruction to the Trojans.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
The wooden horse and the end of the Trojan war.
"Lists of Stories and Programs for Story Hours" by Various
The Trojans drew this horse into the city; during the night the chiefs came forth and opened the city to the Greeks.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
The Trojans, but for Capys and Laocoon, had dragged the horse forthwith as a trophy into Troy (1-72).
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
They have profited, not been ruined, by what has come out of the belly of the Trojan horse!
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
Your horse may be a Trojan, my friend, but by this time he's a tired Trojan!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The Trojan Horse, the grand successful stratagem, may be considered as the outcome.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
A passionate bit of recitative ("Now swift, ye Horses") by Trojan reveals the secret of the King's haste.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
But, tell me, do the Trojans keep good watch, and where is Hector with his horses?
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
Last night the Trojan War reached a climax in the death of Horse-Taming Hector, amid shouts of joy from Killis, and howls of fury from Nucky.
"Mothering on Perilous" by Lucy S. Furman
The Greeks and Trojans fought in chariots drawn by two horses.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
So the Trojan war began, but how it ended is a story of a strange horse made all of wood.
"Wonder Stories" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
The Trojans bore the horse within the city's walls, to keep it as a memento of the great war.
"Superwomen" by Albert Payson Terhune
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In news:

Trojan Horse Defeats State-of-the-Art Security.
Obama Blasts GOP Budget as ' Trojan Horse '.
Republican budget 'radical,' a ' Trojan horse '.
This Case Is a Trojan Horse .
Code for a Trojan horse .
'Survivor South Pacific,' Episode 7: ' Trojan Horse '.
German officials deny use of Trojan horse program.
How amazing is this sofa at the Trojan Horse in Troy.
Taft graduate ' Trojan Horse ' Quincy Watts leads 10 inductees at USC-UCLA Hall of Fame ceremony.
High-tech hero Greg Meffert rode in on a Trojan horse .
Business Briefs Trojan Horse Program Spews Fake Google Ads.
Google Investigates AdSense Trojan Horse .
Clarence Jordan used to say that a parable from Jesus was like a Trojan horse : You let it in, and Bam.—it's got you.
Israeli ' Trojan horse ' scandal widens.
Was There A Housing Commission " Trojan Horse ".
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In science:

Pizzone discussed the “Trojan Horse Method” (THM) used to determine the cross section for the 6Li(d,α)4He reaction.
Fusion11 Conference Summary
Similar methods have been used by the CCC for analyzing and using a trojan horse 8 .
Exact Gap Computation for Code Coverage Metrics in ISO-C
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