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Augean stables

Definition of the noun augean stables

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  1. (Greek mythology) the extremely dirty stables that were finally cleaned by Hercules who diverted two rivers through them

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Google previewDictionary of Images and Symbols in Counselling (1998)

by William Stewart

oo Augean Stables In Greek mythology, the stables owned by Augeas, a son of the god Helios and king of Elis in northwest Peloponnesus. Augeas possessed an immense herd of cattle, including 1 2 white bulls sacred to Helios, kept in stalls ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Phrases (1922)

Phraseological Allusions, Catchwords, Stereotyped Modes of Speech and Metaphors, Nicknames, Sobriquets, Derivations from Personal Names, Etc., with Explanations and Thousands of Exact References to Their Sources Or Early Usage by Albert Montefiore Hyamson

Augean Stables, To cleanse : to perform a dirty or unpleasant task ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Human Geography (2011)

by Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, Sarah Whatmore

one of the revolutionaries, labelled the era of the quantitative revolution, 'The Augean period', after the mythic Augean stables that - after thirty years of neglect - were cleaned all of a piece by Hercules. Equating quantitative ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Augean stables," is proverbially applied to an impossible attempt. AUGEAN CODEX, Codex Augiensit, a Greek and Latin MS. of the Epistles of St. Paul, supposed by Michaelis to have been written in the ninth century, and so called from ...

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