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Elʹgin Marbles

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A collection of ancient bas-reliefs and statues made by Lord Elgin, and sent to England in 1812. They are chiefly fragments of the Parʹthenon at Athens, and were purchased by the British Government for £35,000, to be placed in the British Museum (1816). (Elgin pronounced ‘gin,ʹ as in begin.)

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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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Eleven Thousand Virgins
Eleventh Hour (At the)
Elf (plural, Elves, Anglo-Saxon, œlf)
Elf-arrows
Elf-fire
Elf-land
Elf-locks
Elf-marked
Elf-shot
Elfin
Elgin Marbles
Elia
Eliab
Eliakim
Elidure
Eligibles and Detrimentals
Elijah’s Melons
Eliminate
Eliot (George)
Eliott’s Tailors
Elissa

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Elgin Marbles