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Troeʹhilus (The)

,

says Barrow, “enters with impunity into the mouth of the crocodile. This is to pick from the teeth a leech which greatly torments the creature.

Not half so bold

The puny bird that dares, with teasing hum,

Within the crocodile’s stretched jaws to come.”


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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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Tripos
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Triton
Triumph
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Trivia
Trivial
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Troehilus (The)
Troglodytes
Troilus
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Trolls
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