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 Tripit’aka means the “triple basket,”Tripos. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Triple Alliance.
A treaty entered into by England, Sweden, and Holland against Louis XIV, in 1668. It ended in the treaty of Aixla-Chapelle. (See next page.)   1
   A treaty between England, France, and Holland against Charles XII. This league was called the Quadruple after Germany joined it. (1717.)   2
   A third (1789) between Great Britain, Holland, and Russia, against Catherine of Russia in defence of Turkey.   3
   A fourth in 1883, between Germany, Italy, and Austria, against France and Russia.   4

 Tripit’aka means the “triple basket,”Tripos. 

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