American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A mountain ridge, rising to about 1,028 m (3,370 ft), in east-central Greece near Athens. Marble has been quarried here since antiquity.
“How, in particular, one horrid inquisitive, vulgar wretch had been boring a European fellow passenger who was going to Hymettus, finally asking him where he had come from last, and when he answered "Hymettus," thought the man was insulting him --”
“All Infantry Brigades camped on the slopes of Mt Hymettus on the outskirts of Athens before moving up to the front.”
“Helena did her duty and equipped us with many souvenirs. pots that looked like beehives and contained Hymettus honeycombs.”
“No doubt she only ate honey if it came from Hymettus, and she harboured obsessive theories on the ingredients for home-made ambrosia …”
“Necessity compelled us to purchase eatables of them, and, to the credit of the country and its productions, be it said, their honey had the peculiar flavour of that of famed Hymettus.”
“Mount Hymettus, famed for its honey, rose like a curtain wall behind it to the south.”
“It forms a semicircle, sheltered from the winds between the low hill of Munychia 282 feet to the northwest and the narrow plain that reaches the foothills of the ten-mile-long Hymettus ridge to the southeast; its peak, Mount Hymettus, rises to a height of 3,370 feet.”
“A view of the harbor where the Persian fleet moored, looking southeast toward Mount Hymettus.”
“Indeed, the city is enfolded by mountains: to the southeast, Mount Hymettus; to the northeast, Mount Pentele; to the northwest, Mount Parnes; and to the southwest, Mount Aigaleos.”
“Hymettus was famous for its sweet, pale-colored thyme honey and for its blue-tinged marble.”
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From the GNU Webster's 1913:
"n. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white ...
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