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Silver Weapon


With silver weapons you may conquer the world, is what the Delphic oracle said to Philip of Macedon, when he went to consult it. Philip, acting on this advice, sat down before a fortress which his staff pronounced to be impregnable. “You shall see,” said the king, “how an ass laden with gold will find an entrance.”

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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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Silver Cooper (The)
Silver Fork School
Silver Lining
Silver Pheasant (A)
Silver Spoon
Silver Star of Love (The)
Silver Streak (The)
Silver Trumpet (A)
Silver Weapon
Silver Wedding
Silver of Guthrum, or Guthram’s Lane
Silverside of Beef (The)
Simeon (St.)
Similia Similibus Curantur
Simmes Hole
Simnel Cakes
Simon (St.)
Simon Magus