Alcyoneus



a giant who threw a stone at Hercules and was killed when Hercules hit the stone back with his club.
a giant who, invulnerable in his own country, was dragged by Hercules to another country and there killed.

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  • Ald

    . Historical Examples Why, nowte varry particlar, only ald Wudsworth’s brocken lowce ageean. The English Lakes A. G. Bradley But she changed her key when she heard the ald lady’s words. Madam Crowl’s Ghost and The Dead Sexton Joseph Sheridan LeFanu And after that Ruskin and “ald Will Bell” were firm friends in spite of […]

  • Alda

    Frances, 1885–1952, U.S. operatic singer. a male or female given name. Historical Examples There was no sign of any confidence having been made to Alda. The Pillars of the House, Vol. I (of 2) Charlotte M. Yonge I remembered Alda’s words and her admonition, “Be inside the pavilion.” Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings I […]



  • Aldabra islands

    a group of four large and forty smaller islands in the Indian Ocean, part of the Republic of Seychelles. 59 sq. mi. (154 sq. km). Historical Examples The end of the week brought us up to the Aldabra Islands, one of the puzzles of the world. The Cruise of the Cachalot Frank T. Bullen

  • Aldabra

    noun an island group in the Indian Ocean: part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (1965–76); now administratively part of the Seychelles Historical Examples The end of the week brought us up to the aldabra Islands, one of the puzzles of the world. The Cruise of the Cachalot Frank T. Bullen The huge land-tortoises of […]



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