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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Triton.
 
Son of Neptune, represented as a fish with a human head. It is this sea-god that makes the roaring of the ocean by blowing through his shell.   1
       
“Hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn [hear the sea roar].”
       
Wordsworth.
   A Triton among the minnows. The sun among inferior lights. Luna inter minores ignes.   2
 


 Tristram (Sir),Triumph. 

 
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