American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. In Arthurian legend, an island paradise in the western seas to which King Arthur went at his death.
“Bothe cars are still on the road and the Avalon is at 130,000 miles.”
“In 1620 Calvert had bought a patent conveying to him the lordship of all the south-eastern peninsula, which he called Avalon, the ancient name of Glastonbury in”
“Lord Baltimore purchased a plantation in Newfoundland in 1620, which he called Avalon, and quasi-royal authority was given him.”
“The Avalon is a hotel that is built into the old stone walls of the town.”
“Just a feeling, based on the name: the planet of Avalon is a center of learning, and I would have supposed the novel would have something to do with that primarily.”
“Twilight of Avalon is my attempt to create a story that both fit my Dark Age setting and might credibly have been told and retold, adapted and changed through the ages to eventually become the Trystan and Isolde story as we know it today.”
“Avalon is well known here too, but that´s all, I guess.”
“[Avalon] is the place where nine sisters administer genial rule over those who come to them from our homelands, and the first of them is the more learned in the art of healing, and her beauty exceeds that of her sisters.”
“Twilight of Avalon is currently available at all booksellers and online retailers.”
“This recently completed 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home in the Sydney suburb of Avalon is currently for sale and is accepting offers over $1.6 million.”
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