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Nocʹtuas Atheʹnas Ferre

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To carry coals to Newcastle. Athens abounded with owls, and Minerva was therefore symbolised by an owl. To send owls to Athens would be wasteful and extravagant excess.

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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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Noah’s Ark
Noah’s Wife [Noraida]
Noakes (John) or John o Noakes
Nob (The)
Nob of the First Water (A)
Nobs and Snobs
Noble
Noble Soul
Noblesse Oblige (French)
Noctes Ambrosianæ
Noctuas Athenas Ferre
Nod
Nod (The Land of)
Noddy
Nodel
Noël
Nokomîs
Nolens Volens
Noli me Tangere
Noll
Nolle Prosequi [Dont prosecute]