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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lem’ures (3 syl.).
 
The spirits of the dead. Good lem’ures were called Lares, but bad ones Larvæ, spectres who wandered about at night-time to terrify the living. (Ovid Fasti, v.)   1
       
“The lars and lemures moan with midnight plaint.”
       
Milton: Ode on the Nativity.
 


 Lemster Ore.Lend a Hand. 

 
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