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Ginʹevra (g soft)


The young Italian bride who hid in a trunk with a spring-lock. The lid fell upon her, and she was not discovered till the body had become a skeleton. (Rogers: Italy.)

“Be the cause what it might, from his offer she shrunk,

And Ginevra-like, shut herself up in a trunk.”


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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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