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Faʹta Morgaʹna

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A sort of mirage occasionally seen in the Straits of Messiʹna. Fata is Italian for a “fairy,” and the fairy Morgaʹna was the sister of Arthur and pupil of Merlin. She lived at the bottom of a lake, and dispensed her treasures to whom she liked. She is first introduced in the Orlando Innamoraʹto as “Lady Fortune,” but subsequently assumes her witch-like attributes. In Tasso her three daughters are introduced.

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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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Fast Girl or Young Lady (A)
Fast Man (A)
Fast and Loose (To play)
Fasti
Fasting
Fastrade
Fat
Fat Men
Fat as a Porpoise
Fata
Fata Morgana
Fatal Gifts
Fate
Fates
Father
Father Mathew
Father Neptune
Father Norbert
Father Paul
Father Prout
Father Thames

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Fata Morgana