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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Tarabolus or Tantrabolus.
We shall li&vgrave;e till we die, like Tarabolus [or Tantrabolus]. Tarabolus, Ali Pacha, was grand vizier in 1693, and was strangled in 1695 by order of Mustapha II.   1
   We shall live till we die, like Tantrabolus, is said to be a Cornish proverb. There is a cognate saying, “Like Tantrabolus, who lived till he died.”   2
   Tantarabobs means the devil. Noisily playful children are called Tantrabols.   3


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