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Eating Together


To eat together in the East was at one time a sure pledge of protection. A Persian nobleman was once sitting in his garden, when a man prostrated himself before him, and implored protection from the rabble. The nobleman gave him the remainder of a peach which he was eating, and when the incensed multitude arrived, and declared that the man had slain the only son of the nobleman, the heart-broken father replied, “We have eaten together; go in peace,” and would not allow the murderer to be punished.

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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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Easter-day Sun
Easter Eggs
Eat not the Brain
Eat not the Heart
Eat One’s Heart Out (To)
Eats his Head Off (The horse)
Eating One’s Terms
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Eau de Cologne
Eau de Vie
Eblis or Ibleis
Ecce Homo
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