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 Con Spirito (Italian).Concert Pitch. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Thersi’ts of “Fingal;” brave even to rashness.   1
   Blow for blow or claw for claw, as Conan said. Conan made a vow never to take a blow without returning it; when he descended into the infernal regions, the arch-fiend gave him a cuff, which Conan instantly returned, saying “Claw for claw.”   2
        “‘Blow for blow,’ as Conan said to the devil.”—Scott: Waverley, chap. xxii.

 Con Spirito (Italian).Concert Pitch. 


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