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Filomeʹna

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Longfellow calls Florence Nightingale St. Filomena, not only because Filomena resembles the Latin word for a nightingale, but also because this saint, in Sabatelli’s picture, is represented as hovering over a group of sick and maimed, healed by her intercession. (See Thaumaturgus.)

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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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Figure-head
Figure of Fun (A)
Figures
Filch
File
Filia Dolorosa
Filibuster
Filioque Controversy (The)
Fill-dyke
Fillet
Filomena
Filter
Fin
Finality John
Finance (French)
Finch Lane (London)
Find
Findon Haddocks
Findy
Fine Arts
Fine as Fivepence