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 Mith’ra or Mith’ras.Mitre. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mith’ridate (3 syl.).
 
A confection said to be invented by Mithrida’ts, King of Pontus and Bithyn’ia, as an antidote to poison. It contains seventy-two ingredients.   1
        “What brave spirit could be content to sit in his shop … . selling Mithridatum and dragon’s water to infected houses?”—Knight of the Burning Pestle. (1635.)
 


 Mith’ra or Mith’ras.Mitre. 

 
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