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Crocʹodile’s Tears

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Hypocritical tears. The tale is, that crocodiles moan and sigh like a person in deep distress, to allure travellers to the spot, and even shed tears over their prey while in the act of devouring it.

“As the mournful crocodile


With sorrow snares relenting passengers.”


Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., iii. 1.

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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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