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Ja nus

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The temple of peace, in Rome. The doors were thrown open in times of war and closed in times of peace. Some think the two faces of this mythical deity allegorise Noah and his sons, who look back on the world before the Flood, and forwards on the world after the deluge had abated. This idea will do very well in poetry.

“Slavery was the hinge on which the gates of the temple of Janus turned” (in the American war).—The Times.

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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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James (St.)
Jamie or Jemmie Duffs
Jamshid
Jane
Jane Eyre
Janissaries or Janizaries
Jannes and Jambres
Jansenists
Januarius (St.)
January
Ja nus
Japanese
Japheth’s Stone
Japhetidie
Jaquemart
Jaques
Jarkman
Jarnac
Jarndyce v. Jarndyce
Jarvey
Jarvie (Baillie Nicol)

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