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Pillars of Hercules, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPillars of Hercules, thethe Pillars of HerculesˌPillars of ˈHercules, the  two very tall rocks on either side of the Strait of gibraltar, a narrow area of sea at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. According to ancient Greek stories, the rocks had been moved apart by hercules, and they were thought of as showing the limits of the known world.
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