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

  • A mountain, 1,749.2 (5,735 ft) high, of central Greece. It was the legendary abode of the Muses and was sacred to Apollo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A mountain in Bœotia, in Greece, supposed by the Greeks to be the residence of Apollo and the Muses.

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Examples

  • Instead of imitating Homer, the poet should imitate nature: “drink where he drank, at the true Helicon, that is, at the breast of nature.”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The wimpling burn is never called Helicon nor the heathery braes

    Royal Edinburgh Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets

  • Except for Helicon which is an “odd bird” in the world of record companies, the financial state of the rest of the companies is very bad.

    Big Music’s next target: Israel

  • Except for Helicon which is an odd bird in the world of record companies, the financial state of the rest of the companies is very bad.

    Big Music’s next target: Israel

  • England's "Helicon" (1600), remain to show us the sweetness, beauty, and rarity of these songs.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Least of all should the relation which the illustrious founder of this order sustains to the later development be omitted in any such history, -- 'the prince and mirror of all chivalry,' the patron of the young English Muse, whose untimely fate keeps its date for ever green, and fills the air of this new 'Helicon' with immortal lamentations.

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

  • Stuart took over bass duties for "Helicon" and Barry added guitar on the monstrous riffage of set closer "Batcat."

    The Big Takeover

  • [The morning after his arrival he breakfasted with Admiral Hornby, who sent him over to Tangier in the "Helicon," giving the Bishop of

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2

  • (Mother Russia: Steven tells a story of the First Doctor in Napoleonic times) (Helicon Prime: Jamie and the Second Doctor on holiday, solve a mystery) (Old Soldiers: Brigadier recounts a German adventure with the Third Doctor) (The Catalyst: Leela and the Fourth Doctor in Edwardian times)

    Four Eighth Doctor audios

  • Radec Loara of Helicon travels to Earth, experiences epiphany, founds Loarism to restore ancient culture of Earth.

    The flame next time

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