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[pak-toh-luh s]
  1. a small river in Asia Minor, in ancient Lydia: famous for the gold washed from its sands.
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Historical Examples of pactolus

  • 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