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 Castagnette (Captain).Caste (1 syl.), 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A fountain of Parnassus sacred to the Muses. Its waters had the power of inspiring with the gift of poetry those who drank of them.   1
“The drooping Muses [Sir Industry]
Brought to another Castalie,
Where Isis many a famous nursling breeds,
Or where old Cam soft paces o’er the lea
In pensive mood.”
Thomson: Castle of Indolence, ii. 21.
   “Isis” means the University of Oxford, and “Cam” the University of Cambridge, so called from the respective rivers on which they stand.   2

 Castagnette (Captain).Caste (1 syl.), 


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