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 Scornful Dogs will eat dirty Puddings.Scor’pions. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
It is said that scorpions have an oil which is a remedy against their stings. The toad also is said to have an antidote to its “venom.”   1
“’Tis true, a scorpion’s oil is said
To cure the wounds the venom made,
And weapons dréssed with salves restore
And heal the hurts they gave before.”
Butler: Hudibras, iii. 2.

 Scornful Dogs will eat dirty Puddings.Scor’pions. 


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