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Pallaʹdium

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Something that affords effectual protection and safety. The Pallaʹdium was a colossal wooden statue of Pallas in the city of Troy, said to have fallen from heaven. It was believed that so long as this statue remained within the city, Troy would be safe, but if removed, the city would fall into the hands of the enemy. The statue was carried away by the Greeks, and the city burnt by them to the ground.

The Scotch had a similar tradition attached to the great stone of Scone, near Perth. Edward I. removed it to Westminster, and it is still framed in the Coronation Chair of England. (See Coronation, Scone.)

Palladium of Rome. Anciʹle (q.v.).

Palladium of Megʹara. A golden hair of King Nisus. (See Scylla, Eden Hall.)

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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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Paletot [pal-e-to]
Palimpsest
Palindrome
Palinode
Palinurus (in English, Palinure)
Palissy Ware
Pall
Pall-bearers
Pall Mall
Pallace
Palladium
Pallas
Pallet
Palliate
Palm
Palm Off (To)
Palm Oil
Palm Sunday
Palm Tree
Palmer
Palmerin of England

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Palladium