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Phyllis and Brunetta

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Rivalbeauties who for a long time vied with each other on equal terms. For a certain festival Phyllis procured some marvellous fabric of gold brocade to outshine her rival; but Brunetta dressed the slave who bore her train in the same material, clothing herself in simple black. Upon this crushing mortification Phyllis went home and died. (Spectator.)

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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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Phœnix Theatre
Phœnix Tree
Phooka or Pooka
Phorcos
Phormio
Phrygians
Phryne
Phylactery
Phyllis
Phyllis and Brunetta
Phyllising the Fair
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Piarists
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