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Homeric nod

A continuity error in a work of fiction. An allusion to the Greek poet Homer, whose epic poems contain several apparent errors in continuity. Though the film is being heralded by many as the director's masterpiece, there is a Homeric nod towards the end that is undeniably jarring.
See also: nod

even Homer (sometimes) nods

Even the best creators of fiction sometimes commit errors. An allusion to the Greek poet Homer, whose epic poems contain several apparent errors in continuity. The film is without a doubt the filmmaker's masterpiece, despite a minor plot hole in the third act; even Homer nods, after all.
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1. slang In baseball or softball, a home run (a hit that allows the batter to round all four bases and score a run, almost always because the ball was hit out of the ball park in fair territory). If he hits a homer, we'll win the game.
2. slang A sports fan who ardently (and often blindly or irrationally) supports the hometown team(s). Oh, that guy's a real homer—he'll tell you all the reasons why his team is going to make the playoffs, even though they're currently last in the standings.


1. n. a home run in baseball. Wilbur hit one homer after another.
2. tv. & in. to hit a home run. Wilbur homered another one and brought in two runs with him.
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The HOMER team has been hard at work for the past year OMER teamwith all of the essential development groundwork, and are currently in the process of fine tuning their hardware architecture and the protocols needed to support all devices.
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When Marge threw a house party, Homer drunkenly insulted all the guests before passing out on the floor.
Homer Beside Himself; Para-Narratives in The Iliad.
Another clip, featured on the recently released ``The Simpsons Complete Ninth Season'' DVD set, has Marge demanding that Homer get rid of a giant silo of pig waste found in their backyard.
You will see, in the future I will live by my watercolors," Homer remarked when, already accomplished in the weightier world of oils, he returned to the more direct medium of his childhood (4).
19) For all three men, there was no doubt of the need to reformulate Kantor's character Homer Wermels, a severely disabled, young Navy veteran whose brain injury in combat led him to drool, slur his speech, twitch and shake, and walk with a Foot-dragging gait.
On the future of Berry & Homer, Joseph B Thompson, Jr.
Jacob, two years Homer's senior, had always resented his brother during their years growing up and had never passed up an opportunity to torment Homer in any way he could.
1) Montclair Prep's Grant Bomann hit a walk-off homer last week, then homored in his first three at-bats Tuesday.
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That was the hot question being asked in 1947 Manhattan when police plowed through tons of debris that filled an aged brownstone in Harlem to discover the body of Langley Collyer's older brother, 66-year-old Homer, a blind invalid who had died of starvation and shock.
NASDAQ:PRBC) announced today that it has completed the merger of HNB Corporation into Premier and the merger of HNB's subsidiary bank, Homer National Bank, into Premier Bank.