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 Trivium.Trog’lodytes (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Troe’hilus (The),
 
says Barrow, “enters with impunity into the mouth of the crocodile. This is to pick from the teeth a leech which greatly torments the creature.   1
       
“Not half so bold
The puny bird that dares, with teasing hum,
Within the crocodile’s stretched jaws to come.”
       
Thomas Moore-Lalla Rookh, pt. i.
 


 Trivium.Trog’lodytes (3 syl.). 

 
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