Definition of Augean stables

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the extremely dirty stables that were finally cleaned by Hercules who diverted two rivers through them.

Generic synonyms: Horse Barn, Stable, Stalls
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Category relationships: Greek Mythology



Definition of Augean stables

1. Proper noun. The filthy stables of Augeas, the cleaning of which was the fifth of the seven Labors of Hercules. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Augean Stables

Auenbrugger's sign
Auer
Auer bodies
Auer rods
Auerbach
Auerbach's ganglia
Auerbach's plexus
Aufgabe
Aufklärer
Aufklärung
Aufrecht
Aufrecht's sign
Aug
Aug.
Augean
Augean stables
Augeas
Auger
Auger effect
Auger electron
Aughton
Augie
Augmentin
Augsburg
Augsburg Confession
August 1
August 15
August 6
August F. Mobius

Literary usage of Augean stables

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1. Command in NATO After the Cold War: Alliance, National and Multinational edited by Thomas-Durell Young (1999)
"... STRUCTURES: MORE WORK IN THE augean stables? William T. Johnsen In November 1991 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) published "The Alliance's ..."

2. Language Lessons and Grammar by Charles Alexander McMurry (1916)
"STUDY 18 HERCULES AND THE augean stables Hercules, for one of his hard tasks, was told to clean the augean stables. This proved to be a very disagreeable ..."

3. The Republican Campaign Textbook by Republican National Committee (U.S.), Republican Congressional Committee (1882)
"In the early days of the canvass a grave and classical Senator declared that the "augean stables" required cleaning out. The backwoods orators, thinking ..."

4. The Republican Campaign Text Book for 1882 by Republican Congressional Committee, William E. Nott (1882)
"In the early days of the canvass a grave and classical Senator declared that the “augean stables” required cleaning out. The backwoods orators, thinking ..."

5. Myths of Greece and Rome, Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art by Hélène Adeline Guerber (1893)
"Nothing else Could clean the augean stables." WORDSWORTH. ... The fabulous filth of the augean stables, and the radical methods employed for their cleansing ..."

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