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augean


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Augean  \Au*ge"an\,  a. 
  1.  (Class.  Myth.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  Augeus  king  of  Elis, 
  whose  stable  contained  3000  oxen,  and  had  not  been  cleaned 
  for  30  years.  Hercules  cleansed  it  in  a  single  day 
 
  2.  Hence:  Exceedingly  filthy  or  corrupt. 
 
  {Augean  stable}  (Fig.),  an  accumulation  of  corruption  or 
  filth  almost  beyond  the  power  of  man  to  remedy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Augean 
  adj  :  extremely  dirty  and  corrupt;  "every  government  ought  to 
  attend  to  cleaning  its  own  Augean  stables"  [syn:  {Augean}] 




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