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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.
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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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Interest in Homer in the 21st century seems to be stronger than ever.
The Tradition oj the Trojan War in Homer & the Epic Cycle.
261 (123 for 471) with eight homers, 25 doubles and 61 RBI.
He led the league with 29 homers, was second in RBI with 102 and ranked eighth with a .
The eight homers tied the mark for the most the Angels have given up in a game, accomplished by the Mark McGwire-led Oakland A's on June 27, 1996.
With the announced sellout crowd of 54,368 standing, clapping and rhythmically chanting his name, Choi took a curtain call after he became the 16th Dodger in history to homer at least three times in a game.
So far this year close to $500,000 has been awarded to youth organizations nationwide as a result of last year's Coca-Cola -- Homers For America program.
Since being assigned to Lancaster last week, Hankerd, a third-round selection in this year's draft out of USC, has produced, going 6 for 24 with two homers and a double.
307 (62 for 202) with three homers and 35 RBI at Missoula, where he was a Pioneer League All-Star honorable mention.
542 (26 for 48) with 11 homers (including one off Randy Johnson) in his past 17 games, that might not have been such a bad idea.
All four of his homers, including a three-run shot against a rehabilitating Randy Johnson on Tuesday night, traveled more than 400 feet.
Tim Salmon homered twice, giving him seven homers against the A's this season, and the bullpen again was stellar as Ben Weber, Brendan Donnelly and Troy Percival (19th save) contributed three hitless innings in relief.
207 batting average, four homers and 20 RBI - barely able to hit his weight and not producing runs, those talks are gaining steam, and anxious fans wanting to see the Dodgers improve their offense are waiting for a deal to be made.
324 (69 for 213) and is tied for the league lead with 12 homers.
Sergio Santos had three homers - his third, fourth, and fifth of the year - and the JetHawks hit seven overall, one short of the California League record, in a 14-1 thrashing of High Desert on Barry Zito Bobblehead Night on a windy Friday at Maverick Stadium.