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 Razee (raz-za).Raz’zia. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Razor.
 
Hewing blocks with a razor. Livy relates how Tarquinius Priscus, defying the power of Attus Navus, the augur, said to him, “Tell me, if you are so wise, whether I can do what I am now thinking about.” “Yes,” said Navius. “Ha! ha!” cried the king; “I was thinking whether I could cut in twain that whetstone with a razor.” “Cut boldly!” answered the augur, and the king cleft it in twain at one blow.   1
 


 Razee (raz-za).Raz’zia. 

 
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