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 Cant.Cantte Sunday. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cantabrian Surge.
 
The Bay of Biscay. So called from the Cantbri who dwelt about the Biscayan shore. Suetonius tells us that a thunderbolt fell in the Cantabrian Lake (Spain) “in which twelve axes were found.” (Galba, viii.)   1
       
“She her thundering army leads
To Calpê [Gibraltar] … . or the rough
Cantabrian Surge.”
       
Akenside: Hymn to the Naiades.
 


 Cant.Cantte Sunday. 

 
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