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Hymettus

[hahy-met-uh s] /haɪˈmɛt əs/
noun
1.
a mountain in SE Greece, near Athens. 3370 feet (1027 meters).
Related forms
Hymettian, Hymettic, adjective
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  • I told them I was going over to Hymettus and might want money.

    The Three Partners Bret Harte
  • What was her story of going to Hymettus but a lie as transparent as her own?

    The Three Partners Bret Harte
  • It's like the bees getting drunk on Hybla and Hymettus, you know.

  • We have not mingled enough of the honey of Hymettus with our cookery.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • I drank, and wondered: every flower of Hybla and Hymettus must have sent its ghost to swell the soul of that wine!

    Lilith George MacDonald
  • Mountains: Hymettus, Pentelicus, and the headland of Sunium.

    A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • In other letters she dwells on the beauty of the view from Lycabettus, and the glory of the sunset from Hymettus.

  • Hymettus, a mountain in Attica, famous for its honey and marble.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Life on the Nile is a long dream, golden and sweet as honey of Hymettus.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • What were honey to me if I knew nothing of Hymettus and Hybla?

British Dictionary definitions for Hymettus

Hymettus

/haɪˈmɛtəs/
noun
1.
a mountain in SE Greece, in Attica east of Athens: famous for its marble and for honey. Height: 1032 m (3386 ft) Modern Greek name Imittós
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