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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ac’heron.
 
The “River of Sorrows” (Greek, achos roös); one of the five rivers of the infernal regions.   1
       
“Sad Acheron of sorrow, black and deep.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, ii. 578.
   Pabulum Acherontis. Food for the churchyard; said of a dead body.   2
 


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