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Jupiter’s Beard

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House-leek. Supposed to be a charm against evil spirits and lightning. Hence grown at one time very generally on the thatch of houses.

“Et habet quisque supra domum suum Jovis barbam.”—Charlemagne’s Edict.

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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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Junius
Junk
Junk
Junket
Junner
Juno
Junonian Bird
Junto
Jupiter
Jupiter Scapin
Jupiter’s Beard
Jurassic Rocks
Jurisprudence
Jury Leg (A)
Jury Mast
Jus Civile
Jus Divinum
Jus Gentium (Latin)
Jus Mariti (Latin)
Jus de Réglisse (liquorice)
Jus et Norma Loquendi