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Casʹtaly

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A fountain of Parnassus sacred to the Muses. Its waters had the power of inspiring with the gift of poetry those who drank of them.

“The drooping Muses [Sir Industry]


Brought to another Castalie,


Where Isis many a famous nursling breeds,

Or where old Cam soft paces oʹer the lea

In pensive mood.”


“Isis” means the University of Oxford, and “Cam” the University of Cambridge, so called from the respective rivers on which they stand.

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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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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)
Cast Pearls before Swine (To)
Casting Vote
Castagnette (Captain)
Castaly
Caste
Castle Builder (A)
Castle in the Air
Castle of Bungay (My)
Castle of Indolence
Castle Terabil (or “Terrible”)
Castor
Castor and Pollux
Castor’s Horse
Casuist