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Cyanʹean Rocks (The)

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The Sympleʹgadēs at the entrance of the Euxine Sea. Said to close together when a vessel attempted to sail between them, and thus crush it to pieces. Cyanĕan means dark, and Symplegădēs means dashers together.

“Here are those hard rocks of trap, of a greenish-blue, coloured with copper, and hence called the Cyanean.”—Olivier.

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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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