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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Narses (2 syl.).
 
A Roman general against the Goths; the terror of children. (473–568.) (See BOGIE.)   1
        “The name of Narses was the formidable sound with which the Assyrian mothers were accustomed to terrify their infants.”—Gibbon: Decline and Fall, etc., viii. 219.
 


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