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 Horn-gate.Horn of Plenty [Cornu-co’pia]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Horn of Fidelity.
Morgan la Faye sent a horn to King Arthur, which had the following “virtue”:—No lady could drink out of it who was not “to her husband true;” all others who attempted to drink were sure to spill what it contained. This horn was carried to King Marke, and “his queene with a hundred ladies more” tried the experiment, but only four managed to “drinke cleane.” Ariosto’s enchanted cup possessed a similar spell. (See CHASTITY.)   1

 Horn-gate.Horn of Plenty [Cornu-co’pia]. 


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