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Alpheus

noun
  1. Greek myth a river god, lover of the nymph Arethusa. She changed into a spring to evade him, but he changed into a river and mingled with her
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  • Then he drifted into Simmons's and accosted Alpheus Smalley.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • When the day was over, Alpheus called to him his foster-child.

  • Alpheus, who had reached the age when men desire to act, plunged in after her.

    Castellinaria

    Henry Festing Jones

  • But behind her the flood of Alpheus still rushed leaping and foaming.

    Children of the Dawn

    Elsie Finnimore Buckley

  • The town in the Catalogue is at the ford of the Alpheus, and in Il.