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Plural of os2.
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(Anatomy) the plural of os2


(Placename) a mountain in NE Greece, in E Thessaly: famous in mythology for the attempt of the twin giants, Otus and Ephialtes, to reach heaven by piling Ossa on Olympus and Pelion on Ossa. Height: 1978 m (6489 ft)
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(ˈɒs ə)

pl. of os 1 .


(ˈɒs ə)

a mountain in E Greece, in Thessaly. 6490 ft. (1978 m).
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He next proceeded to inspect his hack, which, with more quartos than a real and more blemishes than the steed of Gonela, that "tantum pellis et ossa fuit," surpassed in his eyes the Bucephalus of Alexander or the Babieca of the Cid.
They threatened to make war with the gods in Olympus, and tried to set Mount Ossa on the top of Mount Olympus, and Mount Pelion on the top of Ossa, that they might scale heaven itself, and they would have done it too if they had been grown up, but Apollo, son of Leto, killed both of them, before they had got so much as a sign of hair upon their cheeks or chin.
Ossa enis perfringam, I will break your bones, as the Vulgate hath it.''
But the day belonged to Gebrselassie, who was at the front of the leading pack which flew through the first kilometre in a lightning two minutes 41 seconds, before destroying the field, de la Ossa apart, by the halfway stage.
Expert: Andy Chilton (Beta uk.com) 5, James Carr (AM Ossa) 17, Tom Affleck (MRS Sherco) 21.
In the 1985 Sea Ossa's match, pictured, Huddersfield player Anita Maude is seen displaying the determination that helped her team triumph 26-4.
Premier Expert: James Carr (AM Ossa) 14, Richard Sadler (MRS Sherco) 15, Jack Howell (AM Ossa) 33.
Special 1st class: Bradley Cox ( Beta) 5, James Carr (AM Ossa) 8, Adam Milner (Acklams Beta) 10, Jack Howell (Beta) 10, Tony Scarlett (Beta) 11, David Pye (Gas Gas) 13, Matt Maynard (Sherco) 16, John Hillam (Gas Gas) 18.
AM Ossa rider James Carr took overall victory after fighting off a spirited challenge from Northallerton's Phil Kettlewell.
Expert: James Carr (AM Ossa) 4, Andrew Robson (Gas Gas) 28.
Expert: Tom Affleck (Cordell Gas Gas) 13, James Carr (AM Ossa) 20, Simon Kershaw (AM Beta) 24m/c.