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Philisʹtines (3 syl.)

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Earwigs and other insect tormentors are so called in Norfolk. Bailiffs, constables, etc. “The Philistines are upon thee, Samson” (Judges xvi.).

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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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Philemon and Baucis
Philip
Philip Nye (in Hudibras)
Philip Quarl
Philippe Egalité
Philippic
Philippins
Philips (John)
Philisides
Philistines
Philistines
Philistinism
Phillis
Philoclea
Philoctetēs
Philomel or Philomela
Philomelus
Philopœmen
Philosopher
Philosopher with the Golden Thigh
Philosopher’s Egg (The)