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Devil’s Candle

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So the Arabs call the mandrake, from its shining appearance at night. (Richardson.)        

“Those hellish fires that light


The mandrake’s charnel leaves at night.”

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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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Devil (A)
Devil’s Advocate (The)
Devil’s Apple
Devil’s Arrows (Yorkshire)
Devil’s Bird (The)
Devil’s Bones
Devil’s Books
Devil’s Cabinet (The)
Devil’s Candle
Devil’s Current (The)
Devil’s Daughter’s Portion (The)
Devil’s Den
Devil’s Dust
Devil’s Dyke (The)
Devil’s Four-Poster (The)
Devil’s Frying-pan (The)
Devil’s Livery (The)
Devil’s Luck (The)
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