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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Abyla a promontory in northern Morocco opposite the Rock of Gibraltar; one of the Pillars of Hercules
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Abyla A genus of calycophoran oceanic hydrozoans of the family Diphyidæ. Quoy and Gaimard. Also called Abyles. See cut under diphyzoöid.
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In literature:

It had been falsely reported to him that she had perished in the massacre at Abyla and he had already mourned her fate.
"The Bride of the Nile, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Both sides of the straits, Calpe and Abyla, must be in her hands before Christendom could expand safely along the Atlantic coasts.
"Prince Henry the Navigator, the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery, 1394-1460 A.D." by C. Raymond Beazley
Having notched Calpe on my staff, I resolved to add Abyla to the record.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
A great many thousand years ago Hercules built the mountain of Abyla and its twin mountain which we call Gibraltar.
"The Rulers of the Mediterranean" by Richard Harding Davis

In poetry:

Gibraltar,--on the northern shore,
By conquering Moors once proudly trod,--
And, to the south a league or more,
Huge Abyla, the "Mount of God",
Whence burdened Atlas watched with ease
The Gardens of Hesperides.
"The Pillars Of Hercules" by John Lawson Stoddard