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 Moor-slayer or Mata-moros.Moore (Thomas), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Moors.
 
In the Middle Ages, the Europeans called all Mahometans Moors, in the same manner as the Eastern nations called all inhabitants of Europe Franks. Camoens, in the Lusiad, terms the Indians “Moors.” (Bk. viii.)   1
 


 Moor-slayer or Mata-moros.Moore (Thomas), 

 
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