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Venʹom

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The venom is in the tail. The real difficulty is the conclusion. The allusion is to the scorpion, which has a sting in its tail.

The French say, “It is always most difficult to flay the tail” (Cʹest le plus difficile que dʹćcorcher la queue).

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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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Venerable
Vengeur (Le)
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Venice Glass
Venice of the West
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Venom
Venomous Preacher (The)
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