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 Daisy-cutter (A).Dala’i-Lama [grand lama]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
like dwarf-elder berries, are said to stunt the growth; hence the fairy Milkah fed her royal foster-child on this food, that his standard might not exceed that of a pigmy. This superstition arose from the notion that everything had the property of bestowing its own speciality on others. (See FERN SEED.)
“She robbed dwarf-elders of their fragrant fruit,
And fed him early with the daisy root,
Whence through his veins the powerful juices ran,
And formed the beauteous miniature of man.”
Tickell: Kensington Gardens.

 Daisy-cutter (A).Dala’i-Lama [grand lama]. 


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