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Stony Arabia

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A mistranslation of Arabia Petrœa, where Petræa is supposed to be an adjective formed from the Greek petros (a stone), and not, as it really is, from the city of Petra, the capital of the Nabathæans. This city was called Thamud (rock-built). (See Yemen.)

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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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Stone Jug
Stone Soup or St. Bernard’s Soup
Stone Still
Stone of the Broken Treaty
Stone of Stumbling
Stone of Tongues
Stones
Stonebrash
Stonehenge
Stonewall Jackson
Stony Arabia
Stool of Repentance
Stops
Store
Stork
Storks Law or Lex Ciconaria
Storm in a Teapot
Storms
Stormy Petrel (A)
Stornello Verses
Storthing (pron. stor-ting)

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