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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Gibral’tar (g soft).
A contraction of Gibel al Tari (Gib’ al Tar), “mountain of Tari.” This Tari ben Zeyad was an Arabian general who, under the orders of Mousa, landed at Calpë in 710, and utterly defeated Roderick, the Gothic King of Spain. Cape Tari’fa is named from the same general.   1
   Gibraltar of Greece. A precipitous rock 700 feet above the sea, in Nauplia (Greece).   2
   Gibraltar of the New World. Cape Diamond, in the province of Quebec.   3

 Giblets (The Duke of).Gif Gaff. 


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