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Hanging Gardens of Babylon


Four acres of garden raised on a base supported by pillars, and towering in terraces one above another 300 feet in height. At a distance they looked like a vast pyramid covered with trees. This mound was constructed by Nebuchadnezzar to gratify his wife Amʹytis, who felt weary of the flat plains of Babylon, and longed for something to remind her of her native Meʹdian hills. One of the “seven wonders of the world.”

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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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Hang On (To)
Hang Out
Hangdog Look (A)
Hang by a Thread (To)
Hang in the Bell Ropes (To)
Hanged or Strangled
Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered
Hanger (A)
Hanging Gale (The)
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Hangman’s Acre, Gains, and Gain’s Alley (London)
Hangman’s Wages
Hangmen and Executioners
Hankey Pankey
Hanoverian Shield
Hans von Rippach [rip-pak]
Hanse Towns
Hanseatic League