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Retiaʹrius

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A gladiator who made use of a net, which he threw over his adversary.

“As in thronged amphitheatre of old,

The wary Retiarius trapped his foe.”


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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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