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 Ob’elisk.O’bermann. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ob’elus.
 
A small brass coin (nearly 1a in value) placed by the Greeks in the mouth of the dead to pay Charon for ferrying the body over the river Styx. Same as oblos, an obol.   1
 


 Ob’elisk.O’bermann. 

 
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