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Open, Sesʹamë

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The charm by which the door of the robber’s dungeon flew open. The reference is to the tale of The Forty Thieves, in the Arabian Nights.

“These words were the only ‘open sesameʹ to their feelings and sympathies.”—E. Shelton


“The spell loses its power, and he who should hope to conjure with it would find himself as much mistaken as Cassim when he stood crying ‘Open, Wheat,ʹ ‘Open, Barley,ʹ to the door which obeyed no sound but ‘Open, Sesame.ʹ”

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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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Only (The)
Onslow
Onus (Latin)
Onus Probandi
Onyx
Opal
Opal of Alphonso XII. (of Spain)
Open Air Mission
Open Question (An)
Open Secret (An)
Open, Sesamë
Open the Ball (To)
Ophelia
Opinicus
Opium-eater (The English)
Oppidan of Eton
Optimë (plural, op-ti-mēs)
Optimism
Opus Majus
Opus Operantis
Opus Operatum

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