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Elephant and Castle

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A public-house sign at Newington, said to derive its name from the skeleton of an elephant dug up near Battle Bridge in 1714. A flint-headed spear lay by the remains, whence it is conjectured that the creature was killed by the British in a fight with the Romans. (The Times.)

There is another public-house with the same sign in St. Pancras, probably intended to represent an elephant with a howdah.

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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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Electro-Chemistry
Electuary
Eleemosynam
Elegant Extracts
Elegiacs
Elements
Elephant
Elephant (The)
Elephant
Elephant Paper
Elephant and Castle
Elephanta
Elephantine
Eleusinian Mysteries
Elevation of the Host (The)
Eleven (Anglo-Saxon, andlefene, ænd = ain, lefene = lef, left)
Eleven Thousand Virgins
Eleventh Hour (At the)
Elf (plural, Elves, Anglo-Saxon, œlf)
Elf-arrows
Elf-fire