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Maize (1 syl.)

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According to American superstition, if a damsel finds a blood-red ear of maize, she will have a suitor before the year is over.

“Even the blood-red ear to Evangeline brought not her lover.”


Longfellow: Evangeline.

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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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