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 Talmud (The).Talus. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Talpot or Talipot Tree.
A gigantic palm. When the sheath of the flower bursts it makes a report like that of a cannon.   1
“They burst, like Zeilan’s giant palm,
Whose buds fly open with a sound
That shakes the pigmy forest round.”
Moore: Fire Worshippers.
   Zeilau is Portuguese for Ceylon.   2

 Talmud (The).Talus. 

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