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 Tear (to rhyme with “snare”).Tear Handkerchief (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Tear (to rhyme with “fear”).
Tear and larme. (Anglo - Saxon, tœher; Gothic, tagr; Greek, dakru; Latin, lacrim-a; French, lar’m.)   1
   Tears of Eos. The dew-drops of the morning were so called by the Greeks. Eos was the mother of Memnon (q.v.), and wept for him every morning.   2
   St. Lawrence’s tears. Falling stars. St. Lawrence was roasted to death on a gridiron, and wept that others had not the same spirit to suffer for truth’s sake as he had. (See LAWRENCE.)   3

 Tear (to rhyme with “snare”).Tear Handkerchief (The). 


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