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Labyrinth

Labyrinth, in classical antiquity, was a building full of intricate passages. Of mythical labyrinths the most famous was that constructed by Daedalus for Minos, King of Crete, and inhabited by the Minotaur, which devoured all who entered. The name was afterwards applied to real buildings of the same character, such as the Egyptian labyrinth, near the town of Arsinoe. In modern gardening a labyrinth, or "maze," is a series of intricate walks enclosed by high and thick hedges, which makes it difficult to recover one's way when it has been lost. The most famous in England is that at Hampton Court.

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