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Jericho

[jer-i-koh] /ˈdʒɛr ɪˌkoʊ/
noun
1.
an ancient city of Palestine, N of the Dead Sea, formerly in W Jordan; occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule.
2.
a town on W Long Island, in SE New York.
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  • Did not Joshua bring down the walls of Jericho with a ram's horn?

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • "He was my egg," and Jericho Bob danced defiance at his friend.

  • It seems the lady had given the boy a rose of Jericho, and to his sister a white and golden lily.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • "I've got yer now," Jericho Bob said, creeping softly after him.

  • They might, for all she knew, be arrested and taken back to Jericho, where she would be in the power of Weeks.

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Jericho

/ˈdʒɛrɪˌkəʊ/
noun
1.
a town in the West Bank near the N end of the Dead Sea, 251 m (825 ft) below sea level: on the site of an ancient city, the first place to be taken by the Israelites under Joshua after entering the Promised Land in the 14th century bc (Joshua 6)
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Word Origin and History for Jericho

Biblical city (Num. xxii:1, etc.), perhaps ultimately from Hebrew yareakh "moon, month," and thus a reference to an ancient moon cult. As a figurative place of retirement (17c.), the reference is to II Sam. x:5.

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