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Cassiterʹides (5 syl.)

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The tin islands, generally supposed to be the Scilly Islands and Cornwall, but probably the isles in Vigo Bay are meant. It is said that the Veneti procured tin from Cornwall, and carried it to the Isles of Vigo Bay, but kept as a profound secret the place from which they obtained it. The Phœnicians were the chief customers of the Veneti.

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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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Cashier
Casino
Casket Homer
Caspar
Cassandra
Cassation
Cassi
Cassibelan
Cassio (in Shakespeare’s Othello)
Cassiopeia [the lady in the chair]
Cassiterides
Cast About (To)
Cast Accounts (To)
Cast Anchor (To)
Cast Aside (To)
Cast Down
Cast a Sheep’s Eye at One (To)
Cast beyond the Moon
Cast in One’s Lot (To)
Cast into One’s Teeth (To)
Cast of the Eye (A)

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