Pactolus

Pactolus, a small river of Lydia, famous for the gold contained in its sand, due, it was alleged, to Midas washing the gold off him in its waters, and the alleged source of the wealth of Croesus; its modern name is Sarabat. See Midas.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Packhard * Pacuvius
Oxfordshire
Oxus
Oxygen
Oyer and Terminer
Ozone
Pache, Jean
Pachomius, St.
Pachydermata
Pacific Ocean
Packhard
Pactolus
Pacuvius
Padang
Paderewski, Ignace Jan
Padilla, Juan Lopez de
Padishah
Padua
Pæstum
Pagan, Isabel
Paganini, Nicolo
Paganism

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Pactolus in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable