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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Schlem’ihl (Peter).
 
The name of a man who sold his shadow to the devil, in Chamisso’s tale so called. It is a synonym for any person who makes a desperate and silly bargain.   1
 


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