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De Saint Foix says that women and girls were subject to violence whenever they passed by an abbey quite as much as when they approached a feudal castle. When these victims were sought for and demanded back, the monks would sustain a siege rather than relinquish them; and, if close pressed, would bring to the walls some sacred relic, which so awed the assailants that they would desist rather than incur the risk of violating such holy articles. This, he says, is the origin of enchanters, enchantments, and enchanted castles. (Historical Essays.)

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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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Empty Chance
Empyrean
En Evidence (French)
En Garçon
En Masse
En Rapport
En Route
Enalio-saurians (Greek, sca-lizards)
Encelados
Enchanted Castles
Enchanter
Encomium
Encore (French)
Encratites
Encroach
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End-irons
End Paper
End of the World (The)
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