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 Elecampane and Amrida.Electricity (from the Greek elektron, amber). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Elector.
 
A prince who had a vote in the election of the Emperor of Germany. Napoleon broke up the old German empire, and the college of electors fell asunder.   1
   The Great Elector. Frederick William of Brandenburg (1620–1688).   2
 


 Elecampane and Amrida.Electricity (from the Greek elektron, amber). 

 
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