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 Andrew (St.),Androcles and the Lion. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Andrew Macs (The).
 
The crew of H.M.S. Androm’ach. Similarly, the Beller’ophon was called by English sailors “Billy ruffian,” and the Achilles the “Ash heels.” (See BEEFEATER, etc.)   1
 


 Andrew (St.),Androcles and the Lion. 

 
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