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Necklace

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A necklace of coral or white bryony beads used to be worn round the necks of children to aid their teething. Necklaces of hyoscyamus or henbane-root have been recommended for the same purpose. In Italy coral beloques are worn as a charm against the “evil eye.”

The fatal necklace. Cadmos received on his wedding-day the present of a necklace, which proved fatal to everyone who possessed it. Some say that Vulcan, and others that Euroʹpa, gave the necklace to Cadmos. Harmonia’s necklace (q.v.) was a similar fatal gift. (See Fatal Gifts.)

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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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Necessity
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Neck-verse (Psalm li. 1)
Neck-weed
Neck and Crop
Neck and Heels
Neck and Neck
Neck or Nothing
Necked
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Needful (The)
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