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Sop

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A sop in the pan. A bonnebouche, tit-bit, dainty morsel; a piece of bread soaked in the dripping of meat caught in a dripping-pan; also a bribe. (See below.)

To give a sop to Cerʹberus. To give a bribe, to quiet a troublesome customer. Cerberus is Pluto’s three-headed dog, stationed at the gates of the infernal regions. When persons died the Greeks and Romans used to put a cake in their hands as a sop to Cerberus, to allow them to pass without molestation.

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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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Song of Songs
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Sonnet
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Sophi or Safi [mystic]
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Sophist, Sophistry, Sophism, Sophisticator, etc
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