One source was a 1950s Rand McNally atlas he picked up on a stoop on Clinton Street.
Her blog, atlas Shrugs, is a mishmash of her inane views on a wide range of social and political issues.
Paul Ryan, meanwhile, has remained steadfast in his adoration of atlas Shrugged.
The plane bore a massive blue-and-gold image of atlas balancing the globe on his back.
And Alan Greenspan, clutching a copy of atlas Shrugged, boils in a bath of molten gold.
Of Africa we know only the coasts; all the interior is no more known than it was in the times of atlas and Hercules.
The whole rested on a golden image of atlas, bending beneath the weight.
She brought out an atlas and turned to a map of the United States.
"None of them are quite high enough," said atlas, shaking his head.
atlas, in Greek mythology, the name of a Titan whom Zeus condemned to bear the vault of heaven.
1580s, Titan, son of Iapetus and Clymene, supposed to uphold the pillars of heaven, which was his punishment for being the war leader of the Titans in the struggle with the Olympian gods. The name in Greek perhaps means "The Bearer (of the Heavens)," from a-, copulative prefix, + stem of tlenai "to bear," from PIE root *tele- "to lift, support, weigh." Mount Atlas, in Mauritania, was important in Greek cosmology as a support of the heavens.
"collection of maps in a volume," 1636, first in reference to the English translation of "Atlas, sive cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mundi" (1585) by Flemish geographer Gerhardus Mercator (1512-1594), who might have been the first to use this word in this way. A picture of the Titan Atlas holding up the world appeared on the frontispiece of this and other early map collections.
atlas at·las (āt'ləs)
The top or first cervical vertebra of the neck, supporting the skull and articulating with the occipital bone and rotating around the dens of the axis.
Note: Since the sixteenth century, pictures of Atlas and his burden have been used as decorations on maps. Accordingly, the word atlas is used for a book of maps.
Note: An “Atlas” or “atlas” is an incredibly strong person or one who carries an enormous burden.
A bound collection of maps. Atlases are named after the Greek god Atlas.