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 Pharsa’lia.Phe’be (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pheasant.
 
So called from Phasis, a stream of the Black Sea.   1
        “There was formerly at the fort of Poti a preserve of pheasants, which birds derive their European name from the river Phasis (the present Rion).”—Lieut.-General Monteith.
 


 Pharsa’lia.Phe’be (2 syl.). 

 
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