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 Lepracaun.Les Anguilles de Melun. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lerna.
 
A Lerna of ills (malo’rum Lerna). A very great evil. Lake Lerna is where Hercules destroyed the hydra which did incalculable evil to Argos.   1
        “Spain was a Lerna of ills to all Europe while it aspired to universal monarchy.”—P. Motteaux: Preface to Rabelais.
 


 Lepracaun.Les Anguilles de Melun. 

 
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