Origin of Augean stables
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The five-year-old mare is one of five horses from different stables who failed drugs tests in recent weeks.Queen's Horse Which Tested Positive For Morphine Could Have Eaten Poppy Seeds|Tom Sykes|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had to chase the chickens back into the coop and close the door so I could finish with the Augean Stables of the chicken pen.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He repeated an earlier promise to tour the stables at some point before the City Council voted on a ban.
She also loved scoring goals in soccer, volunteering at local horse stables, and going on grueling hikes.
The author excoriates excessive investment in riding sports and stables.The Sad Fate of ‘Downton Abbey’ Estates: ‘Felling the Ancient Oaks’|Anthony Paletta|June 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was not until 1842 when part of the Royal Hotel stables were taken down, that it was made its present width.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The atmosphere of the stables and the breath of the blue grass paddock revived in her memory and lingered in her nostrils.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
But, of course, if you're longing to show each other the stables or anything—(with a wave of the hand) pray show.First Plays|A. A. Milne
To manure made in livery stables a different rule applies and the tenant can remove it.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Some he ordered off to the stables to get horses, for if Garnache had survived his leap and swum the moat, they must give chase.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for Augean stables
Cultural definitions for Augean stables
Stables that figured in the Greek myth of the Labors of Hercules. The stables, which belonged to King Augeas, housed a large herd of cattle and had not been cleaned for years. Hercules was ordered to clean out these filthy stalls. He did so by diverting the course of two rivers so that they flowed through the stables.