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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pan’thera.
 
A hypothetical beast which lived in the East. Reynard affirmed that he had sent her majesty the queen a comb made of panthera bone, “more lustrous than the rainbow, more odoriferous than any perfume, a charm against every ill, and a universal panacea.” (H. von Alkmar: Reynard the Fox.) (1498.)   1
   She wears a comb made of panthera bone. She is all perfection. (See above.)   2
 


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