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Hesperia

/hɛˈspɪərɪə/
noun
1.
a poetic name used by the ancient Greeks for Italy and by the Romans for Spain or beyond
Word Origin
Latin, from Greek: land of the west, from hesperos western
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  • Other counties in the state have taken up the hesperia idea.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • Hercules would never have been so successful if she'd been that of hesperia.

    Louis' School Days E. J. May
  • The office-houses were without the tower hesperia, of one storey high.

  • Many heroes heard of the beautiful land, hesperia, and of the wonderful apples growing there, and sailed westward to find them.

  • The hesperia meeting is an annual affair, with big crowds and abundant enthusiasm.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • Everyone connected with it may well feel proud of the success attending the now famous "hesperia Movement."

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • hesperia deserves any renown that may chance to come from the widespread organization of Teachers and Patrons' Associations.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • In western Michigan the annual gathering at hesperia is known far and wide as "the big meeting."

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • But altogether the most promising development along this line is the so-called "hesperia movement," described in another chapter.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • This nation, Diodorus tells us, originally dwelt on a large island called hesperia, on the western coast of Africa.

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