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(Class. Myth.) Of or pertaining to Augeus, king of Elis, whose stable contained

oxen, and had not been cleaned for

years. Hercules cleansed it in a single day.

Hence: Exceedingly filthy or corrupt. Augean stable (Fig.), an accumulation of corruption or filth almost beyond the power of man to remedy.

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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