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Myrʹmidons of the Law

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Bailiffs, sheriffsʹ officers, and other law menials. Any rough fellow employed to annoy another is the employer’s myrmidon.

The Myrmidons were a people of Thessaly who followed Achilles to the siege of Troy, and were distinguished for their savage brutality, rude behaviour, and thirst for rapine.

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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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