Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Hesperiid√¶, containing small black-and-white species, such as H. tessellata. Also written Esperia.

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Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2007

  • Far to the west lies the land which the Greeks called Hesperia, but which now bears the name of Italy.

    Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)

  • 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

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • 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.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • 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.

    The Age of Fable

  • Italy was called Hesperia by the Greeks, because it lay west from them, and seemed under the influence of the star of evening;

    The Columbiad

  • Spain was called Hesperia by the Romans, for the same reason.

    The Columbiad

  • Discoverer, of the western continent, it may derive its name, in poetical language, from either of theirs indifferently, and be called Hesperia or

    The Columbiad

  • To sign up for the Hesperia PAL boxing program, call the Hesperia station at (760)

    Victorville Daily Press :

  • Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Hesperia station at

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