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hernesheir commented on the word augean
Railroad telegraph shorthand for the question "What will you authorize?" --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906.
January 20, 2013
carolinacc commented on the word augean
Abominably filthy; i.e. resembling the stable of Augeas, a fabulous king of Elis, which contained 3,000 oxen, and had been uncleansed for 30 years, when Hercules, by turning the river Alpheus through it, purified it in a single day. oed
April 8, 2009