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Nemʹean Lion (The)

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The first of the labours of Hereulēs was to kill the Nemean lion (of Arʹgolis), which kept the people in constant alarm. Its skin was so tough that his club made no impression on the beast, so Hercules caught it in his arms and squeezed it to death. He ever after wore the skin as a mantle.

“Ere Nemes’s boast resigned his shaggy spolls.”


Statius. I.

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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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Negus
Nehallenia
Nehushtan (2 Kings xviii. 4)
Neiges dAntan (The)
Neken
Neksheb
Nell’s Point
Nem. Con
Nem. Diss
Nemean Games (The)
Nemean Lion (The)
Nemesis
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
Neology
Neoptolemos or Pyrrhos
Nepenthe
Neper’s Bones
Nephelo-coccygia
Nephew (French neveu, Latin nepos)
Nepomuk
Nepotism

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Nemean Lion