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 Gal’athe (3 syl.).Gale’s Compound. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Galaxy (The).
 
The “Milky Way.” A long white luminous track of stars which seems to encompass the heavens like a girdle. According to classic fable, it is the path to the palace of Zeus (1 syl.) or Jupiter. (Greek, gala, milk, genitive, galaktos.)   1
   A galaxy of beauty. A cluster, assembly, or coterie of handsome women.   2
 


 Gal’athe (3 syl.).Gale’s Compound. 

 
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