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Jafʹfier (3 syl.)

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in Venice Preserved, a tragedy by Otway. He joins the conspiracy of Pierre against the Venetian state, but communicates the secret to his wife Belvideʹra. Belvideʹra, being the daughter of a senator, is naturally anxious to save the life of Priuʹli, her father, and accordingly induces her husband to disclose the plot, under promise of pardon to all the conspirators. The plot being revealed, the senate condemned the conspirators to death; whereupon Jaffier stabbed Pierre to prevent his being broken on the wheel, and then stabbed himself.

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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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Jacobus
Jacquard Loom
Jacqueline (of Paris)
Jacquerie (La)
Jacques
Jacqùes Bonhomme
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Jail-bird (A)
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James
James (St.)
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