Definitions

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

  • MountPelion A peak, 1,601.9 m (5,252 ft) high, of northeast Greece in eastern Thessaly. According to Greek legend, it was the home of the centaurs, especially Chiron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology: A genus of carboniferous stegocephalous labyrinthodont amphibians, typical of the family Peliontidæ.
  • n. A genus of butterflies.
  • n. In echinoderms, one of the rings of plates which support the suckers. Also pellion.

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Examples

  • So pleasantly surprised to find a ... pelion: they have Pelion 3 pack for $20. 3 sets of 3 led's each - which are aimable. uses AA instead of AAA ...

    Gear Diary

  • I am not at all sure — convinced, certain, persuaded — that creative-writing courses are a good idea unless they prevent people from writing sentences like this one, where adjectives — useful, helpful, intensely descriptive words — are stacked upon one another as Pelion used to be piled upon Ossa.

    Block That Adjective!

  • I am not at all sure -- convinced, certain, persuaded -- that creative-writing courses are a good idea unless they prevent people from writing sentences like this one, where adjectives -- useful, helpful, intensely descriptive words -- are stacked upon one another as Pelion used to be piled upon Ossa.

    Grammar Pet Peeves: Alexander McCall Smith Begs For Fewer Adjectives In Writing

  • This tale of two giants heaping Mounts Ossa, Pelion and Olympus one atop the other in order to storm the Heavens -- which I can't help comparing to the SFX spectacle of Magneto in X-Men 3, ripping up the Golden Gate Bridge and using it to reach Alcatraz -- offers us a chimera, a breach of the laws of nature.

    On the Sublime

  • [T] here are many examples of the sublime which are independent of passion, such as the daring words of Homer with regard to the Aloadae, to take one out of numberless instances, "Yea, Ossa in fury they strove to upheave on Olympus on high,/With forest-clad Pelion above, that thence they might step to the sky."

    On the Sublime

  • When my husband and I were revving up to go to Thessaloniki some years ago – our last foreign jaunt – Helen said that we would drive through Tempe, loveliest of vales, on our way to Pelion.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • They have sold their beautiful house on Pelion (sob) in order to escape somewhat from the financial anxieties that oppress us all these days – but hope to buy this ruin nearby, camp in it, and do it up bit by bit.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Her husband (who had been weedending on Mt Pelion) went to the house with a list Helen had drawn up of the things she wanted him to take in the car if it was necessary to evacuate.

    Jean's Knitting

  • Hellie is second from the left in the Grandchildren picture in my sidebar, next to Archie Drake of Athens and Mt Pelion.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • French for awful? which just piles Pelion on Ossa.

    Diary

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