ALEXANDRIAN LIBRARY

   the library burned by the Caliph Omar in 642, said to have contained 700,000 volumes.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Alexandrian — Al ex*an dri*an, a. 1. Of or pertaining to Alexandria in Egypt; as, the Alexandrian library. [1913 Webster] 2. Applied to a kind of heroic verse. See {Alexandrine}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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