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 Terpsichore (properly Terp-sik’-o-re, but often pronounced Terp’-si-core).Terrestrial Sun (That). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Terra Firma.
 
Dry land, in opposition to water; the continents as distinguished from islands. The Venetians so called the mainland of Italy under their sway; as, the Duchy of Venice, Venetian Lombardy, the March of Trevi’so, the Duchy of Friu’li, and Istria. The continental parts of America belonging to Spain were also called by the same term.   1
 


 Terpsichore (properly Terp-sik’-o-re, but often pronounced Terp’-si-core).Terrestrial Sun (That). 

 
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