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 RubricRuby (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The King of Ceylon has the finest ruby ever seen. “It is a span long, as thick as a man’s arm, and without a flaw.” Kublai-Khan offered the value of a city for it, but the king answered that he would not part with it if all the treasures of the world were laid at his feet. (Marco Polo.)   1

 RubricRuby (The). 


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