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1) Boeo'tia. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...but, according to fact, it was so called because it abounded in cattle. (Greek, Boi tia.) 1...

2) Lute'tia. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Mud-hovels; the ancient name of Paris. The Romans call it Lutetia Parisi rum, the mud-town of the Parisii. The former word being dropped, has left the present name...

3) Por'tia. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The Merchant of Venice, in love with Bassa nio. Her father had ordained that three caskets should be offered to all who sought her hand-one of gold, one of silver,...

4) Sco'tia. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Now applied poetically to Scotland, but at one time Ireland was so called. Hence Claudius says- 1 "When Scots came thundering from the Irish shores, And ocean trembled,...

5) Alsa'tia. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...state of this rookery. He has borrowed largely from Shadwell s comedy, The Squire of Alsatia. (See PETAND.) 1...

6) Helve'tia. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Helve tii, a powerful Celtic people who dwelt thereabouts. 1 "See from the ashes of Helvetia s pile The whitened skull of old Serve tus smile."Holmes....

7) Iner'tia. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...change its state either from rest to motion, or from motion to rest. Kepler calls it Vis inertiae. (Ars in Latin is the Greek ar et , power or inherent force; In-ars...

8) Aspa'tia. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Maid s Tragedy, of Beaumont and Fletcher, is noted for her deep sorrows, her great resignation, and the pathos of her speeches. Amyn tor deserts her, women point...

9) Divine Pagan (The). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Hypa tia, who presided over the Neoplaton ic School at Alexandria. She was infamously torn to pieces (A.D. 415) by a Christian mob, not without the concurrence of...

10) Hackum (Captain). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A thick-headed bully of Alsa tia, impudent but cowardly. He was once a sergeant in Flanders, but ran from his colours, and took refuge in Alsa tia, where he was dubbed...

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