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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Water.
 
The coldest water known.   1
   Colder than the water of Nonacris (Pliny, xiii. 2).   2
   Colder than the water of Dirc. “Dirce et Neme fontes sunt frigidissimi œstate, inter Bilbilim et Segobregam, in ripa fere Salonis amnis.” (Martial.)   3
   Colder than the water of Dircenna. (Martial, i. 51.)   4
   Colder than the Conthoporian Spring of Corinth, that froze up the gastric juices of those that sipped it.   5
 


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