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Venusberg

[vee-nuh s-burg; German vey-noo s-berk] /ˈvi nəsˌbɜrg; German ˈveɪ nʊsˌbɛrk/
noun
1.
a mountain in central Germany in the caverns of which, according to medieval legend, Venus held court.
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  • Over the valley the Venusberg rose, a gray mass in the twilight.

    Rudy and Babette Hans Christian Andersen
  • Well, Venusberg is not at all the place for a good young man.

    The Rubicon E. F. Benson
  • He stood at his full height a moment, watching the curtain rise on Venusberg.

    The Rubicon E. F. Benson
  • The curtain rises, disclosing all the seductive spells of the Venusberg.

  • The light dies away and the magic charms of the Venusberg disappear.

  • There was something great about it, like the neighing of the satyrs in the Venusberg music.

    Rada Alfred Noyes
  • Tannhauser did not go to a Venusberg, but to a Pleasure City.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • And the personality, the appearance, the Venusberg charm of this heart monopolist?

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • He simply gave to the scene in the Venusberg greater animation and color.

    Life of Wagner Louis Nohl
  • The visions of the Venusberg were to be realized in Italian painting.

British Dictionary definitions for Venusberg

Venusberg

/ˈviːnəsˌbɜːɡ; German ˈveːnʊsbɛrk/
noun
1.
a mountain in central Germany: contains caverns that, according to medieval legend, housed the palace of the goddess Venus
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