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 Mar’syas.Marteau des Heretiques. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Martano (in Orlando Furioso),
who decoyed Origilla from Gryphon. He was a great coward, and fled from the tournament amidst the jeers of the spectators. While Gryphon was asleep he stole his armour, went to King Norandi’no to receive the honours due to Gryphon, and then quitted Damascus with Origilla. A’quilant encountered them, and brought them back to Damascus, when Marta’no was committed to the hangman’s mercies (books viii., ix.)   1

 Mar’syas.Marteau des Heretiques. 


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