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Auge′an sta′bles(n.pl.)

  1. the stables of Augeas, a legendary king of Elis, which had been left filthy for many years: they were cleaned by Hercules, who diverted a river through them.

    Category: Mythology

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  1. Augean stables(noun)

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

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