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 Her’on-crests.Herring. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Heros’tratos or Erostratos.
 
An Ephesian who set fire to the temple of Ephesus in order that his name might be perpetuated. The Ephesians made it penal to mention the name, but this law defeated its object (B.C. 356).   1
 


 Her’on-crests.Herring. 

 
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