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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Augean \Au*ge"an\, a. 1. (Class. Myth.) Of or pertaining to Augeus, king of Elis, whose stable contained 3000 oxen, and had not been cleaned for 30 years. Hercules cleansed it in a single day. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Exceedingly filthy or corrupt. [1913 Webster] Augean stable (Fig.), an accumulation of corruption or filth almost beyond the power of man to remedy. [1913 Webster]