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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A tall, strong, powerful woman.
In Greek mythology, Amazons were a race of women warriors in Scythia (in modern Russia). One of the labors of Hercules was to obtain the magical girdle from the Amazon queen Hippolyta. Earliest documented use: 1398.
“You’re tall ... I ask for a clerk, and they send me an Amazon.”
Kathleen Tessaro; Rare Objects; Harper; 2016.
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