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Pelorus Cape di Faro,

a promontory of Sicily. (Virgil AEneid, iii. 6, 7.)

As when the force
Of subterranean wind transports a hill
Torn from Pelorus.

Milton: Paradise Lost, bk. i. 232.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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