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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.
See also: even, homer, nod


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 (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) software was developed at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Young (8-4) settled down after the homer to Anderson and retired the final eight batters he faced, completing five innings to get the victory.
GECC), the indirect owner of the Homer City power plant.
The Simpsons Library of Wisdom, which will be introduced in November 2004 with two inaugural volumes, THE BART BOOK and THE HOMER BOOK.
The homer has so many names because it is so important in 21st century ball.
Griffin commented, "We are extremely pleased to have the Homer franchise join Premier.
On the homer to Konerko, Fabregas called for a fastball inside.
Sheffield went 1 for 6 with the homer, a walk and two runs scored, and he threw out Adrian Beltre at second base trying to stretch a single in the second inning in his first game against his ex-teammates.
After the homer, Hocking was mobbed at home plate by his teammates and wound up with a broken nose.
273) against left-handers this season, surpassed his run production against lefties this season with the homer.
Though Rapp gave up the homer to Bonds, that wasn't what hurt him most.
The homer was estimated at 381 feet - one of his shorter efforts.
The homer, the 303rd of Fielder's career, came in the fourth inning with the bases empty during his second at-bat.
The homer off Miami freshman relief ace Robbie Morrison (4-2) set off a wild celebration by the Tigers, who mobbed Morris as he crossed the plate.
JetHawks manager Steve Scarsone said the homers will come, noting that several players, including Jesus Cota, Craig Ansman, Josh Kroeger and Dwight Edge, all possess power potential.