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 Dearest.Death and Doctor Hornbook. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
according to Milton, is twinkeeper with Sin, of Hell-gate.
“The other shape
(If shape it might be called that shape had none
Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb;
Or substance might be called that shadow seemed;) … .
The likeness of a kingly crown had on.”
Milton: Paradise Lost, ii. 666–673.
   Death. (See BLACK DEATH.)   2
   Death stands, like Mercuries, in every way. (See MERCURY.)   3
   Till death us do part. (See DEPART.)   4
   Angel of Death. (See ABOU-JAHIA AZRAEL.)   5
   At death’s door. On the point of death; very dangerously ill.   6
   In at the death. Present when the fox was caught and killed.   7

 Dearest.Death and Doctor Hornbook. 


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