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Cantabrian Surge

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The Bay of Biscay. So called from the Cantăbri who dwelt about the Biscayan shore. Suetonius tells us that a thunderbolt fell in the Cantabrian Lake (Spain) “in which twelve axes were found.” (Galba, viii.)

“She her thundering army leads

To Calpê [Gibraltar] … . or the rough

Cantabrian Surge.”


Akenside: Hymn to the Naiades.

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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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