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 Alcinoo poma dare (to give apples to Alcinus).Alcuith, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The pseudonym of Rabelais in his Gargantua and Pantagruel. Alcofribas Nasier is an anagram of “François Rabelais.” The introduction runs thus: “The inestimable life of the great Gargantua, father of Pantagruel, heretofore composed by M. Alcofribas, abstractor of the quint-essence, a book full of pantagruelism.”   1

 Alcinoo poma dare (to give apples to Alcinus).Alcuith, 


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