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Rhyming to Death

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The Irish at one time believed that their children and cattle could be “eybitten,” that is, bewitched by an evil eye, and that the “eybitter,” or witch could “rime” them to death. (R. Scott: Discovery of Witch-craft.) (See Rats.)

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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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Rhene
Rhine or Rhineland
Rhino
Rhodalind
Rhodian Bully (The)
Rhodian Law
Rhone
Rhopalic Verse (wedgs-verse)
Rhyme
Rhymer
Rhyming to Death
Ribaldry
Ribbon Dodge (The)
Ribbonism
Ribston Pippin
Ricardo
Ricciardetto
Rice Christians
Rice thrown after a Bride
Rich as Crœsus
Rich as a Jew