Rock of Gibraltar

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Noun1.Rock of Gibraltar - location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of SpainRock of Gibraltar - location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Pillars of Hercules - the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; according to legend they were formed by Hercules
Gibraltarian - a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
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32What famous British province built on a rock was known by the Romans as Mons Calpe, one of the Pillars of Hercules?
Money with Mons Kempton's betting market may not be the strongest in Britain but anybody who followed the movers in the penultimate race on the card would have been delighted as Mons Calpe 13-2 (from 9) edged out Rosco Flyer 12 (from 16).
Mons Calpe impressed at the tracK early this month and has an excellent opportunity to follow up in the Royal Windsor Racing Handicap.
Mons Calpe impressed at the track early this month and has an opportunity to follow up in the Royal Windsor Racing Handicap.
WOLVERHAMPTON: GAZETTE BET: 7.10 Mons Calpe. NAOMI MATTHEW: 3.55 Rainy Night, 4.30 Kipchak, 5.05 Forty Proof, 5.35 Wooden King, 6.10 Muffraaj, 6.40 Eastern Hills, 7.10 Royal Swain, 7.40 Colour Scheme.
KEMPTON Going: Standard 6.10 1 SPEED DATING (Rosie Jessop) EvensF 2 Mons Calpe (IRE) (10-1) 3 Quarante Deux (9-2) 10 ran 3/4, 13/4.
WARWICK: 2.15 Reddy To Star, 2.45 Benllech, 3.20 Orlando's Tale, 3.50 Golden Stream, 4.20 Mons Calpe, 4.50 Aggbag TIPPERARY: 5.50 Reggae Dancer, 6.20 Hello Man, 6.50 Rain Delayed, 7.20 Kalamill, 7.50 Curl Cat, 8.20 Bannow Rose, 8.50 Rajik
Googling a runner Mons Calpe 6.20 Epsom This five-year-old by Rock Of Gibraltar is well named as Calpe is what the ancient Greeks called the Rock.