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To gather strength from the earth. The reference is to Antæos, son of Poseiʹdon and Ge, a giant and wrestler of Libʹya (Africa). So long as he touched the earth his strength was irresistible. Herculēs, knowing this, lifted him into the air and crushed him to death. Near the town of Tingis, in Mauritaʹnia, is a hill in the shape of a man, and called The hill of Antœos. Tradition says it is the wrestler’s tomb. (See Malegea.)

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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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Ear. (Anglo-Saxon, eáre.)
Ear-finger
Ear-marked
Ear-shot
Ears
Ears to ear Bible (The)
Earing
Earl
Earl of Mar’s Grey Breeks
Early to Bed
Earth
Earthmen (The)
Earthquakes
Earwig
Ease
Ease (Chapel of)
Ease Her!
East
East Indies
Easter
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