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 Zeus (1 syl.).Zif. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Zeux’is (2 syl.),
 
a Grecian painter, is said to have painted some grapes so well that the birds came and pecked at them.   1
       
“E’en as poor birds, deceived with painted grapes,
Do surfeit by the eye, and pine the maw.”
       
Shakespeare: Venus and Adonis.
 


 Zeus (1 syl.).Zif. 

 
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