Nessus

Nessus, a Centaur who, for attempting to carry off Dejanira, Hercules' wife, was shot by Hercules with an arrow dipped in the blood of the Hydra (q.v.), and who in dying handed to Dejanira his mantle, dipped in his poisoned blood, as a charm to regain her husband's affections should he at any time prove unfaithful. See Hercules.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Nesselrode, Count von * Nessus' Shirt
Neptune
Neptune
Nerbudda
Nereides
Nereus
Neri, St. Philippo di
Nero
Nerva
Ness, Loch
Nesselrode, Count von
Nessus
Nessus' Shirt
Nestor
Nestorius
Netherlands
Netley
Nettlerash
Neuchâtel
Neustria
Neuville, Alphonse de
Neva

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Nessus in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable