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 Sbirri (Italian).Scaffold, Scaffolding. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scævola [left-handed].
 
So Caius Mucius was called, because, when he entered the camp of Porsenna as a spy, and was taken before the king he deliberately held his hand over a lamp till it was burnt off, to show the Etruscan that he would not shrink from torture.   1
 


 Sbirri (Italian).Scaffold, Scaffolding. 

 
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