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Gath

/ɡæθ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) one of the five cities of the Philistines, from which Goliath came (I Samuel 17:4) and near which Saul fell in battle (II Samuel 1:20) Douay spelling Geth (ɡɛθ)
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  • A Goliath o' gath, wha hath a stroke like untae a weaver's beam.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He has the smooth cheeks o' a wench, an' limbs like Goliath o' gath.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • All our inquiries had been in vain for any name that could possibly have been gath.

  • Tell it not in gath; publish it not in the streets of Askelon.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • So they carried the ark of the God of Israel around to gath.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • And David and his men lived with Achish at gath, each with his family.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • When Saul was told that David had fled to gath, he gave up looking for him.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Can there be any allusion to the giant stature of Goliath's relations in gath?

    The Life of David Alexander Maclaren
  • We hear of four men "born to the giant in gath," who were killed in David's wars.

    The Life of David Alexander Maclaren
  • We should expect it to be much more accessible by a hasty march from gath.

    The Life of David Alexander Maclaren

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