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/ ˈfɛər ɒs /


a small peninsula in N Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy.
the lighthouse on this peninsula.Compare Seven Wonders of the World.
any lighthouse or beacon to direct sailors. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈfɛərɒs) /


a large Hellenistic lighthouse built on an island off Alexandria in Egypt in about 280 bc and destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th century: usually included among the Seven Wonders of the World
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