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Scorʹpion

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It is said that scorpions have an oil which is a remedy against their stings. The toad also is said to have an antidote to its “venom.”

“ʹTis true, a scorpion’s oil is said

To cure the wounds the venom made,

And weapons dréssed with salves restore

And heal the hurts they gave before.”


Butler: Hudibras, iii. 2.

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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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