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 Poison.Poison of Khaïbar 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Poison Detectors.
Aladdin’s ring was a preservative against every evil   1
   Gundoforus. No one could pass with poison the gate of Gundoforus.   2
   Nourgehan’s bracelet. When poison was present the stones of this bracelet seemed agitated.   3
   Opals turn pale at the approach of poison.   4
   Peacocks ruffle their feathers at the sight of poison.   5
   Rhinoceros. If poison is put into a cup made of rhinoceros’ horn, the liquid will effervesce.   6
   Sign of the Cross was supposed in the Middle Ages to be a poison detector.   7
   Venetian glass will shiver at the approach of poison. (See also PHILOSOPHER’S EGG.)   8

 Poison.Poison of Khaïbar 


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