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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Nine Gods (The).
(1) Of the Etruscans: Juno, Minerva, and Tin’ia (the three chief); the other six were Vulcan, Mars, and Saturn, Herculs, Summnus, and Vedius.   1
“Lars Porsna of Clusium
By the nine gods he swore
That the great house of Tarquin
Should suffer wrong no more.”
Macaulay: Lays of Ancient Rome (Horatius, i.).
   (2) Of the Sabines (2 syl.). Herculs, Romulus, Esculapius, Bacchus, Ænas, Vesta, Santa, Fortuna, and Fids.   2

 Nine Days’ Wonder (A).Nine Points of the Law. 


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