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 Store (1 syl.).Storks’ Law or Lex Ciconaria. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stork,
 
a sacred bird, according to the Swedish legend received its name from flying round the cross of the crucified Redeemer, crying Styrka! styrka! (Strengthen! strengthen!). (See Christ, in CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS.)   1
   Storks are the sworn foes of snakes. Hence the veneration in which they are held. They are also excellent scavengers. (Stork, Anglo-Saxon, storc.)   2
       
“Twill profit when the stork, sworn foe of snakes,
Returns, to show compassion to thy plants.”
       
Philips: Cyder, bk. i.
 


 Store (1 syl.).Storks’ Law or Lex Ciconaria. 

 
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