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(Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes
argus, argus pheasant(noun)
large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant
A fabulous being of antiquity, also called Argus Panoptes, said to have had a hundred eyes. His eyes were transplanted to the peacocku2019s tail. He was a servant of the greek goddess Hera.
An alert, observant person
Origin: Special use of Argus.
a fabulous being of antiquity, said to have had a hundred eyes, who has placed by Juno to guard Io. His eyes were transplanted to the peacock's tail
one very vigilant; a guardian always watchful
a genus of East Indian pheasants. The common species (A. giganteus) is remarkable for the great length and beauty of the wing and tail feathers of the male. The species A. Grayi inhabits Borneo
Origin: [L. Argus, Gr. .]
Argus is the third album by the rock band Wishbone Ash. It is the most popular Wishbone Ash album and widely considered their greatest by fans and reviewers. It was named "Album of the Year" in the 1972 year-end issue of Sounds magazine. The album features a blend of progressive rock, folk, and hard rock, and is considered a landmark album in the progression of twin-lead guitar harmonisation later adopted by bands such as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. The sound engineer on Argus was Martin Birch, who also worked with Deep Purple, later with Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and other hard rock/heavy metal bands. The bulk of the melodies and lyrics were provided by bassist/lead vocalist Martin Turner, although all members contributed to the song arrangements. With the success of Argus, the band also became one of the most popular live attractions of the day. In 2002, an expanded CD was released, featuring a remix of the original album as well as 3 live tracks from the EP Live from Memphis promotional EP, recorded in the studios of WMC-FM. In 2007, a deluxe edition was released. This included the 1972 mix as well as additional BBC Session tracks. In 2008, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash released a new studio recording of Argus. Andy Powell's incarnation of Wishbone Ash also released its own live version of the album entitled Argus "Then Again" Live. Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash played the entire piece live for the first time in February 2008 – the first time any incarnation of the band had done so – and embarked on a lengthy Argus tour. Andy Powell's band followed suit and added the full piece to their repertoire for several shows.
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a pheasant, a beautiful Oriental game-bird, so called from the eye-like markings on its plumage.
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