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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Maize (1 syl.).
 
According to American superstition, if a damsel finds a blood-red ear of maize, she will have a suitor before the year is over.   1
       
“Even the blood-red ear to Evangeline brought not her lover.”
       
Longfellow: Evangeline.
 


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