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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Storks’ Law or Lex Ciconaria.
 
A Roman law which obliged children to maintain their necessitous parents in old age, “in imitation of the stork.” Also called “Antipelargia.”   1
 


 Stork,Storm in a Teapot. 

 
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