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Sleeping Beauty

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From the French La Belle au Bois Dormante, by Charles Perrault (Contes du Temps). She is shut up by enchantment in a castle, where she sleeps a hundred years, during which time an impenetrable wood springs up around. Ultimately she is disenchanted by a young prince, who marries her. Epimenʹidēs, the Cretan poet, went to fetch a sheep, and after sleeping fifty-seven years continued his search, and was surprised to find when he got home that his younger brother was grown grey. (See Rip Van Winkle.)

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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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Slate Club (A)
Slate One (To)
Slating (A)
Slave
Sleave
Sleck-stone
Sledge-hammer
Sleep (Anglo-Saxon slæpen)
Sleep like a Top
Sleeper (The)
Sleeping Beauty
Sleepless Hat (A)
Sleepy Hollow
Sleeve
Sleeve of Care
Sleeve of Hildebrand (The)
Sleeveless Errand
Sleight of Hand
Sleipnir
Slender
Sleuth-Hound

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Sleeping Beauty