Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Hesperiidæ, containing small black-and-white species, such as H. tessellata. Also written Esperia.
“And we heard early this morning that there has been an arrest of a fellow who apparently up in San Bernardino County was trying to light a fire, this is up in Hesperia, which is near Big Bear, near Lake Arrowhead, where there has been so much destruction.”
“Far to the west lies the land which the Greeks called Hesperia, but which now bears the name of Italy.”
“There is a region Greeks name Hesperia, an ancient land, mighty in arms and foison of the clod; Oenotrian men dwell therein; now rumour is that”
“Greeks name Hesperia, an ancient land, mighty in arms and foison of the clod; Oenotrian men dwelt therein; now rumour is that a younger race from their captain's name have called it Italy.”
“Aeneas was warned in a dream to leave the country and seek a western land, called Hesperia, whence Dardanus, the true founder of the Trojan race, had originally migrated.”
“Italy was called Hesperia by the Greeks, because it lay west from them, and seemed under the influence of the star of evening;”
“Spain was called Hesperia by the Romans, for the same reason.”
“Discoverer, of the western continent, it may derive its name, in poetical language, from either of theirs indifferently, and be called Hesperia or”
“To sign up for the Hesperia PAL boxing program, call the Hesperia station at (760)”
“Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Hesperia station at”
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