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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ruby (The).
 
The ancients considered the ruby to be an antidote of poison, to preserve persons from plague, to banish grief, to repress the ill effects of luxuries, and to divert the mind from evil thoughts.   1
 


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