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  1. ancient name of Jebel Musa.
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Historical Examples

  • I have nothing to plead—no, noble maiden, nothing that can excuse the deed of Abyla.

    The Bride of the Nile, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • There stood the rugged cliffs of Abyla, frowning in mist over the towers he had so lately defended with his blood.

  • It had been falsely reported to him that she had perished in the massacre at Abyla and he had already mourned her fate.

  • We sighted Calpe and Abyla, but the wind having freshened, we were obliged to beat to windward to enter the strait.

  • A great many thousand years ago Hercules built the mountain of Abyla and its twin mountain which we call Gibraltar.

    The Rulers of the Mediterranean

    Richard Harding Davis