from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting a large bog or lake in Egypt, lying between the Delta and the Isthmus of Suez.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to the lake of Serbonis in Egypt, which by reason of the sand blowing into it had a deceptive appearance of being solid land, but was a bog.


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  • from Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus"

    January 11, 2009