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 Simplon Road.Sin-eaters. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sin,
 
according to Milton, is twin-keeper with Death of the gates of Hell. She sprang full-grown from the head of Satan.   1
       
“… Woman to the waist, and fair,
       
But ending foul in many a scaly fold
Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed
With mortal sting.”
       
Paradise Lost, ii. 650–653.
   Original sin. (See ADAM.)   2
 


 Simplon Road.Sin-eaters. 

 
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