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Pha•ros



Pronunciation: (fâr'os), [key]
n.
1. a small peninsula in N Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy.
2. the lighthouse on this peninsula. Cf. Seven Wonders of the World.
3. any lighthouse or beacon to direct sailors.

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