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Cut neither Nails nor Hair at Sea

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Petronius says, “Non licere ouiquam mortalium in nave neque ungues neque capillos deponere, nisi cum pelago ventus irascitur.” The cuttings of the nails and hair were votive offerings to Proserpine, and it would excite the jealousy of Neptune to make offerings to another in his own special kingdom.

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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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Curzon Street (London)
Cussedness
Custard
Custard Coffin
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Cut
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