To climb Parnassus
Parnassus Par*nas"sus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Anc. Geog. & Gr. Myth.) A mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the Muses, and famous for a temple of Apollo and for the Castalian spring. [1913 Webster]

{Grass of Parnassus}. (Bot.) See under {Grass}, and {Parnassia}.

{To climb Parnassus}, to write poetry. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Parnassus — Par*nas sus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Anc. Geog. & Gr. Myth.) A mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the Muses, and famous for a temple of Apollo and for the Castalian spring. [1913 Webster] {Grass of Parnassus}. (Bot.) See under {Grass}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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