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 Philt’er (A).Phiz, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Phi’neus (2 syl.).
 
A blind king of Thrace, who had the gift of prophecy. Whenever he wanted to eat, the Harpies came and took away or defiled his food.   1
       
“Blind Tham’yris, and blind Mœonids,
And Tire’sias, and Phi’neus, prophets old.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 34.
 


 Philt’er (A).Phiz, 

 
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