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Planet-struck

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A blighted tree is said to be planet-struck. Epilepsy, paralysis, lunacy, etc., are attributed to the malignant aspects of the planets. Horses are said to be planet-struck when they seem stupefied, whether from want of food, colic, or stoppage. The Latin word is siderātus.

“Evidentissimum id fuit, quod quacunque equo invectus est, ibi haud secus quam pestifero sidĕre icti pavēbant.”—Livy, viii. 9.

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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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Pixies
Pixy-led (Devonshire), Poake-ledden (Worcestershire)
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Placebo
Plagiarist
Plain (The)
Plain Dealer (The)
Plan of Campaign (The)
Planets
Planet-struck
Plank (A)
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Plantagenet
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Platen
Plates or Plates of Meat
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