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Abʹyla

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A mountain in Africa, opposite Gibraltar. This, with Calpē in Spain, 16 m. distant, forms the pillars of Hercules.

“Heaves up huge Abyla on Afric’s sand,

Crowns with high Calpē Europe’s salient strand.”


Darwin: Economy of Vegetation.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Absent Man (The)
Absolute
Absquatulate
Abstemious
Abstract Numbers
Abstraction
Absurd
Abudah
Abundant Number (An)
Abus
Abyla
Abyssinians
Acacetus
Academics
Academy
Academy Figures
Acadia—i.e.
Acadine
Acanthus
Acceptance
Accessory