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British Dictionary definitions for castalia


  1. a spring on Mount Parnassus: in ancient Greece sacred to Apollo and the Muses and believed to be a source of inspiration
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Derived FormsCastalian, adjective
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Examples from the Web for castalia

Historical Examples

  • Castalia, who had been listening intently, looked prouder than all the rest.

    Monday or Tuesday

    Virginia Woolf

  • To the right, at the other, could be seen the faint lamps of Castalia, three miles away.

    The Harbor of Doubt

    Frank Williams

  • The steamship Castalia was an ambitious attempt in this direction.

    Man on the Ocean

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Castalia was more lazy, more silent, more indifferent than usual.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume III (of 3)

    Frances Eleanor Trollope

  • "I know these gentry better than you do, Castalia," said he.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume III (of 3)

    Frances Eleanor Trollope