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 Planets.Plank (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A blighted tree is said to be planet-struck. Epilepsy, paralysis, lunacy, etc., are attributed to the malignant aspects of the planets. Horses are said to be planet-struck when they seem stupefied, whether from want of food, colic, or stoppage. The Latin word is sidertus.   1
        “Evidentissimum id fuit, quod quacunque equo invectus est, ibi haud secus quam pestifero sidre icti pavbant.”—Livy, viii. 9.

 Planets.Plank (A). 


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