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Coʹnan

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The Thersiʹtēs of “Fingal;” brave even to rashness.

Blow for blow or claw for claw, as Conan said. Conan made a vow never to take a blow without returning it; when he descended into the infernal regions, the arch-fiend gave him a cuff, which Conan instantly returned, saying “Claw for claw.”

“‘Blow for blow,ʹ as Conan said to the devil.”—Scott: Waverley, chap. xxii.

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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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