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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Strangers Sacrificed.
It is said that Busi’ris, King of Egypt, sacrificed to his gods all strangers that set foot on his territories. Diomed, King of Thrace, gave strangers to his horses for food. (See DIOMEDES.)   1
“Oh fly, or here with strangers’ blood imbrued
Busiris’ altars thou shalt find renewed:
Amidst his slaughtered guests his altars stood
Obscene with gore, and baked with human blood.”
Camoens: Lusiad, book ii.

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