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Herculesʹ Labour

or The labour of an Hercules. Very great toil. Hercules was appointed by Eurystheus (3 syl.) to perform twelve labours requiring enormous strength or dexterity.

“It was more than the labour of an Hercules could effect to make any tolerable way through your town.”—Cumberland: The West Indian.

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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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Herb of Grace
Herb Trinity
Herba Sacra
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules Choice
Hercules Club
Hercules Horse
Hercules Labour
Hercules Pillars
Hercules Secundus
Hercules of Music (The)
Herculean Knot
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Hermæ
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