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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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Travels with Odysseus; Uncommon Wisdom from Homers Odyssey.
Woods gave up six runs and six hits in two innings, including two homers to Mench and one to Blalock.
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.
Cook's ninth-inning homer in Monday's 9-2 loss to Inland Empire was his third in seven games.
308 (84 for 273) with 16 extra-base hits, including four homers in his pro debut.
There is his unusual career arc - 37 percent of his career homers coming in the seasons since his 35th birthday (Aaron hit 27 percent and Bonds 28 percent in the seasons after they turned 35).
Even though the Dodgers won, Bonds' presence dominated, his line-drive homer in the second inning leaving jaws agape, his strikeouts in the fourth and seventh causing applause to erupt in the visitors' dugout, and his arrival at the plate in the ninth changing the way the game is played.
Martin holds the single-season mark with 13 homers in 1999.
The All-Star right-hander surrendered a pair of two-run homers to Colorado's Jay Payton but Ron Coomer and Adrian Beltre answered with homers of their own as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 6-4 Friday in front of 39,092 at Dodger Stadium.
340 batting average (177 for 520) and also had 15 homers.
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.