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Schlemʹihl (Peter)

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The name of a man who sold his shadow to the devil, in Chamisso’s tale so called. It is a synonym for any person who makes a desperate and silly bargain.

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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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