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 Tarant’ism.Tarentella or Tarantella. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Taran’tula.
 
This word is derived from Taranto the city, or from Thara the river in Apulia, in the vicinity of which the venomous hairy spiders abound. (Kircher: De Arte Mag.)   1
 


 Tarant’ism.Tarentella or Tarantella. 

 
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