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 Nest-egg (A).Nesto’rians. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nestor.
 
King of Pylos, in Greece; the oldest and most experienced of the chieftains who went to the siege of Troy A “Nestor” means the oldest and wisest man of a class or company. (Homer: Iliad.)   1
   Nestor of the chemical revolution. A term applied by Lavoisier to Dr. Black. (1728–1799.)   2
   Nestor of Europe. Leopold, King of Belgium (1790, 1831–1865).   3
 


 Nest-egg (A).Nesto’rians. 

 
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