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Pholus

noun
  1. a large astronomical object, some 2000 km in diameter, discovered in 1991. Its elliptical orbit around the earth, between the orbits of Neptune and Saturn, has a period of 93 years. It has been classified as an asteroid although it lies outside the main asteroid belt
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Historical Examples

  • Here he halted at the dwelling of one of the Centaurs, Pholus, who received him kindly.

    Gods and Heroes

    R. E. Francillon

  • On his wanderings in search of this adventure he came to the dwelling of Pholus, the son of Silenus.

  • When Hercules from the pursuit of the other Centaurs returned to the dwelling of Pholus he found him also dead.

  • But Hercules was feeling fairly worn out in spirit, and Pholus failed to cheer him.

    Gods and Heroes

    R. E. Francillon

  • Down went Centaur after Centaur, till those who were uninjured galloped away panic-stricken, Pholus himself being among the slain.

    Gods and Heroes

    R. E. Francillon