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Augean stables

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plural noun

  1. (Greek mythology) the stables, not cleaned for 30 years, where King Augeas kept 3000 oxen. Hercules diverted the River Alpheus through them and cleaned them in a day

Example Sentences Including 'Augean stables'

I think he sees himself as cleaning the Augean stables of psychology.
Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)

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