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 Philos’opher.Philosopher’s Egg (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Philosopher with the Golden Thigh.
Pythagoras. General Zelislaus had a golden hand, which was given him by Bolislaus III. when he lost his right hand in battle. Nuad had an artificial hand made of silver by Cred.   1
        “Quite discard the symbol of the old philosopher with the golden thigh.”—Rabelais: Pantagruel (Prologue to book v.).

 Philos’opher.Philosopher’s Egg (The). 


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