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[pak-toh-luh s] /pækˈtoʊ ləs/
a small river in Asia Minor, in ancient Lydia: famous for the gold washed from its sands. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Pactolus takes but the sand-drifts from the hoards lost to use in the Tmolus.

    Godolphin, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It was found mixed with the sands of the Pactolus and other rivers.

  • He lurched out of the hotel, and went in the direction of the Pactolus claim.

    Madame Midas Fergus Hume
  • I suppose that was because he had to drive out to the Pactolus?'

    Madame Midas Fergus Hume
  • From these gravels the Pactolus brought down gold in ancient times.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • And even now the sands of Pactolus glitter with grains of gold-dust.

  • I will pour the waters of Pactolus through the valley of Briarfield.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • It was an inundation of Pactolus; it was Jupiter entering Danae's chamber.

  • And a voyage on the river Pactolus is open to any one who can paddle a canoe.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke
  • The god directed him to go and bathe in the Pactolus, and he should be restored to his former condition.

    Cyrus the Great Jacob Abbott

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