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Peru

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That’s not Peru. Said of something utterly worthless. A French expression, founded on the notion that Peru is the El Dorado of the world.

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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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Pers
Persecutions (The ten great)
Persepolis
Perseus
Persevere
Persian Alexander (The)
Persian Bucephalos (The)
Person (Latin, persona, a mask; personwtus, one who wears a mask, an actor)
Persona Grata (Latin)
Perth
Peru
Peruvian Bark
Peruke or Periwig
Pescecola
Pessimist
Petard
Petaud
Peter
Peter Botte Mountain
Peter Parley
Peter Peebles

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