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Holopherʹnes (4 syl.)

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Master Tubal Holophernes. The great sophister-doctor, who, in the course of five years and three months, taught Gargantua to say his A B C backward. (Rabelais: Gargantua, book i. 14.)

Holofernes, in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Shakespeare satirises in this character the literary affections of the Lyly school. An anagram of Johʹnes Florio.

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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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Hole and Corner (business)
Holiday Speeches
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Hollyhock
Holman (Lieutenant James)
Holophernes
Holy Alliance
Holy City
Holy Coat
Holy Communion (The)
Holy Family
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