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 Column at Boulogne.Co’ma Bereni’ces (4 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Columns or Herculs.
Two large pyramidal columns set up by the Phœnicians as lighthouses and landmarks, dedicated, one to Herculs (the sun), and the other to Astart (the moon).   1
   By the Greeks and Romans the two pyramidal mountains at the Straits of Gibraltar (Calp and Ab&ybreve;la), the former in Europe and the latter in Africa, were termed the Pillars of Herculs.   2

 Column at Boulogne.Co’ma Bereni’ces (4 syl.). 


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