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Pillars of Hercules

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The ancient name for two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar and the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. They are usually identified as Gibraltar in Europe and Jebel Musa in North Africa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; according to legend they were formed by Hercules

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Examples

  • I visited a pub a bar called the Pillars of Hercules, which I believe to be one of Cakebread's haunts.

    Some by Fire

  • The fabled Pillars of Hercules amazed even the seasoned McGonagle, who likely had only imagined them as a poor youth in the California date fields.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • Spainthree horizontal bands of red (top), yellow (double width), and red with the national coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band; the coat of arms includes the royal seal framed by the Pillars of Hercules, which are the two promontories (Gibraltar and Ceuta) on either side of the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar

    Flag description

  • Flag description: three horizontal bands of red (top), yellow (double width), and red with the national coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band; the coat of arms includes the royal seal framed by the Pillars of Hercules, which are the two promontories (Gibraltar and Ceuta) on either side of the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar

    Spain

  • With the armies of nearly 40 countries in full retreat, and Afghanistan reverting to the "host for terrorist and extremist groups" that the United Nations has warned would result, we could expect new and bloody vistas opening up to emboldened Islamist reactionaries, from the Pillars of Hercules all the way to the Banda Sea.

    Daimnation!: Afghanistan and intelligent, moral minds

  • For at that time the Atlantic sea was navigable, and had an island before the mouth which is called by you Pillars of Hercules.

    Lost in Translation

  • Italy, Gaul, and Spain, as far as the Pillars of Hercules, and

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Soon we are in the Mediterranean, heading due east past Gibraltar and the Pillars of Hercules, past the Balearic Islands, the south of Sicily, and then the Greek islands.

    Broken Music, A Memoir

  • Mail me ASAP if you want one - any requests with addresses I get before Monday will be posted on; otherwise you'll have to meet me in the Pillars of Hercules beforehand to pick them up.

    FallNews - Unreadable.....

  • The day came for Ortius to take ship and again leave the island of Britannia; he would make the long voyage past the Pillars of Hercules to the warmer waters of the Mediterranean.

    The Eternal Mercenary

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