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Gibraltar

(g soft). A contraction of Gibel al Tari (Gibal 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 Tarifa is named from the same general.

Gibraltar of Greece.
A precipitous rock 700 feet above the sea, in Nauplia (Greece).

Gibraltar of the New World
. Cape Diamond, in the province of Quebec.

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