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 Cadme’ans.Cadog’an (Ca-dug’-an). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cadmus
 
having slain the dragon which guarded the fountain of Dircë, in Bœotia, sowed the teeth of the monster, when a number of armed men sprang up and surrounded Cadmus with intent to kill him. By the counsel of Minerva, he threw a precious stone among the armed men, who, striving for it, killed one another. The foundation of the fable is this: Cadmus having slain a famous free-booter that infested Bœotia, his banditti set upon him to revenge their captain’s death; but Cadmus sent a bribe, for which they quarrelled and slew each other.   1
 


 Cadme’ans.Cadog’an (Ca-dug’-an). 

 
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