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Hip and Thigh

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To smite hip and thigh. To slay with great carnage. A Hebrew phrase. (German, Arm und bein.)

⁂ Perhaps there may be some reference to the superstition about the os sacrum (q.v.).

“And he smote them hip and thigh with great slaughter.”—Judges xv. 8.

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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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