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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Retia’rius.
 
A gladiator who made use of a net, which he threw over his adversary.   1
       
“As in thronged amphitheatre of old,
The wary Retiarius trapped his foe.”
       
Thomson: Castle of Indolence, canto ii.
 


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