The correct pronunciation of them seems to us like a piling of Pelion upon ossa.
But to-night the Prince was not only alive, but also, ossa upon Pelion, in a good humor!
Adding insufferable snobbishness to his present personality was piling Pelion on ossa.
What do Pindus and ossa symbolize, and what exactly does their melting mean?
Therein, he has dreamed of flames and suffocation—of mountains upon mountains—of Pelion upon ossa.
On the Pelion of her own misery she heaped the ossa of self-condemnation.
And now, to add to our misfortunes, to pile Pelion on ossa, we lose our way.
Oh, ossa on Pelion, mount piled on mount, of error and folly!
At ille iussis maternis parens, ad locum ubi uitulus erat commestus accedens, ossa eius collegit et uitulum resuscitauit.
And so on, and so on: ossa on Pelion of rapture and young delight and wonder, when suddenly a heavy hand was laid on his shoulder.
os 1 (ŏs)
n. pl. o·ra (ôr'ə)
An opening into a hollow organ or canal.
The oral cavity; mouth.
os 2 (ŏs)
n. pl. os·sa (ŏs'ə)
The symbol for the element osmium.
Latin oculus sinister (left eye)
The symbol for osmium.