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 Bell-wavering.Bell’armine (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Belladonna (Italian, beautiful lady).
 
This name was given to the Deadly Nightshade, from a practice once common among ladies of touching their eyes with it to make the pupils large and lustrous.   1
 


 Bell-wavering.Bell’armine (A). 

 
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