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Busiʹris

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A king of Egypt, who used to immolate to the gods all strangers who set foot on his shores. Hercules was seized by him; and would have fallen a victim, but he broke his chain, and slew the inhospitable king.

Busiʹris, according to Milton, is the Pharaoh who was drowned in the Red Sea.

“Vexʹd the Red-Sea coast, whose waves oʹer-threw

Busiris and his Memphian chivalry.”


Paradise Lost, book i. 306, 307.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Busby (A)
Busby
Bush
Bushel
Bushman (Dutch, Boschjesman)
Bushrangers
Business, Busy
Business To-morrow
Busirane
Busiris
Buskin
Buss
Busterich
Busy as a Bee
Butcher
Butcher Boots
Butter
Butter-fingers
Butter-tooth (A)
Buttered Ale

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Busiris