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Nephʹelo-coccygʹia

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A town in the clouds built by the cuckoos. It was built to cut off from the gods the incense offered by man, so as to compel them to come to terms. (Aristophanes: The Birds.)

“Without flying to Nephelo-coccygia we can meet with sharpers and bullies.”—Macaulay.

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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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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
Neptune
Neptune’s Horse
Neptunian or Neptunist
Nereids
Nereus
Nerine
Nerissa