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 Hanging Gale (The).Hangman’s Acre, Gains, and Gain’s Alley (London), 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Four acres of garden raised on a base supported by pillars, and towering in terraces one above another 300 feet in height. At a distance they looked like a vast pyramid covered with trees. This mound was constructed by Nebuchadnezzar to gratify his wife Am’ytis, who felt weary of the flat plains of Babylon, and longed for something to remind her of her native Me’dian hills. One of the “seven wonders of the world.”   1

 Hanging Gale (The).Hangman’s Acre, Gains, and Gain’s Alley (London), 


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