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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Genius Loci (Latin).
 
The tutelary deity of a place.   1
        “In the midst of this wreck of ancient books and utensils, with a gravity equal to [that of] Marius among the ruins of Carthage, sat a large black cat, which, to a superstitious eye, might have presented the genius loci, the tutelar demon of the apartment.”—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary, chap. iii.
 


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