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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Peru.
 
That’s not Peru. Said of something utterly worthless. A French expression, founded on the notion that Peru is the El Dorado of the world.   1
 


 PerthPeru’vian Bark, 

 
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