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 Phleg’ra,Phocensian Despair. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Phlogiston.
 
The principle or element of heat, according to Stahl. When latent the effect is imperceptible, but when operative it produces all the effects of heat from warmth to combustion. Of course, this theory has long been exploded. (Greek, phlogis’ton, inflammable.)   1
 


 Phleg’ra,Phocensian Despair. 

 
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