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Lemʹures (3 syl.)

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The spirits of the dead. Good lemʹures were called Lares, but bad ones Larvæ, spectres who wandered about at night-time to terrify the living. (Ovid Fasti, v.)

“The lars and lemures moan with midnight plaint.”


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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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Leman (Lake)
Lemnian Deed (A)
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Lemnian Women (The)
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Lemon Soles
Lemster Ore
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Length-month
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Lenson
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Lent Lily (The)
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