- n. Alternative form of Jebel Musa.
- n. a promontory in northern Morocco opposite the Rock of Gibraltar; one of the Pillars of Hercules
“Abel-shittim, where the Israelites pitched their tents immediately after they had passed the river Jordan, in Josephus is called Abila, "distant from”
“Pliny, in his third book, says that from time immemorial the people of the southern coasts of Spain believed that the sea had forced a passage between Calpe and Abila: “Indigenæ columnas Herculis vocant, creduntque per fossas exclusa antea admisisse maria, et rerum naturæ mutasse faciem.””
“But Calpe and Abila are completely in the direction of north and south.”
“The midmorning sun gave no warmth, and the rutted snow on the road leading into Abila made poor footing.”
“We were able to trace her all the way to where Masema stays in Abila," Lacile added.”
“He could feel the guard's eyes on his back until he and the others were all across the short bridge and onto the paved streets of Abila.”
“All it took was one of them raising a shout, and Abila could become a slaughterhouse.”
“I think I must ride into Abila," Faile said, gathering Swallow's reins.”
“Abila was a goodly sized town, with several tall watch towers and many buildings rising four stories, every last one roofed in slate.”
“In any case, this close to Abila, twenty of Alliandre's soldiers and as many Mayener Winged Guards provided sufficient escort.”
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