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  • proper n. Alternative form of Jebel Musa.

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

  • n. a promontory in northern Morocco opposite the Rock of Gibraltar; one of the Pillars of Hercules

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Examples

  • Abel-shittim, where the Israelites pitched their tents immediately after they had passed the river Jordan, in Josephus is called Abila, "distant from

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Pliny, in his third book, says that from time immemorial the people of the southern coasts of Spain believed that the sea had forced a passage between Calpe and Abila: “Indigenæ columnas Herculis vocant, creduntque per fossas exclusa antea admisisse maria, et rerum naturæ mutasse faciem.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • But Calpe and Abila are completely in the direction of north and south.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The midmorning sun gave no warmth, and the rutted snow on the road leading into Abila made poor footing.

    The Path of Daggers

  • "We were able to trace her all the way to where Masema stays in Abila," Lacile added.

    The Path of Daggers

  • He could feel the guard's eyes on his back until he and the others were all across the short bridge and onto the paved streets of Abila.

    The Path of Daggers

  • All it took was one of them raising a shout, and Abila could become a slaughterhouse.

    The Path of Daggers

  • "I think I must ride into Abila," Faile said, gathering Swallow's reins.

    The Path of Daggers

  • Abila was a goodly sized town, with several tall watch towers and many buildings rising four stories, every last one roofed in slate.

    The Path of Daggers

  • In any case, this close to Abila, twenty of Alliandre's soldiers and as many Mayener Winged Guards provided sufficient escort.

    The Path of Daggers

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