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 Tirer une Dent.Tiring Irons. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tire’sias.
 
Blind as Tire’sias. Tiresias the Theban by accident saw Athe’na bathing, and the goddess struck him with blindness by splashing water in his face. She afterwards repented doing so, and, as she could not restore his sight, conferred on him the power of soothsaying, and gave him a staff with which he could walk as safely as if he had his sight. He found death at last by drinking from the well of Tilpho’sa.   1
       
“Juno the truth of what was said denied,
Tiresias, therefore, must the cause decide.”
       
Addison: transformation of Tiresias.
 


 Tirer une Dent.Tiring Irons. 

 
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