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 Ephe’bi.Ephesian Letters. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ephe’sian.
 
A jovial companion; a thief; a roysterer. A pun on the verb to pheese—A-pheeze-ian. Pheeze is to flatter.   1
       
“It is thine host, thine Ephesian, calls.”
       
Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, iv. 5.
 


 Ephe’bi.Ephesian Letters. 

 
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