Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Psaphon’s Birds (Psaph’onis aves).

 Psalter of Tara (The).Psycar’pax [granary thief]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Psaphon’s Birds (Psaph’onis aves).
Puffers, flatterers. Psaphon, in order to attract the attention of the world, reared a multitude of birds, and having taught them to pronounce his name, let them fly.   1
“To what far region have his songs not flown,
Like Psaphon’s birds, speaking their master’s name.”
Moore: Rhymes on the Road, iii.

 Psalter of Tara (The).Psycar’pax [granary thief]. 


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