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 As’trophel.Asyniur. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Asy’lum
 
means, literally, a place where pillage is forbidden (Greek, a (negative), sulon, right of pillage). The ancients set apart certain places of refuge, where the vilest criminals were protected, both from private and public assaults.   1
 


 As’trophel.Asyniur. 

 
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