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 Abandon fait larron.Abate (2 syl.) 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The dart of Abaris. Abaris, the Scythian, was a priest of Apollo; and the god gave him a golden arrow on which to ride through the air. This dart rendered him invisible; it also cured diseases, and gave oracles. Abaris gave it to Pythag oras.   1
        “The dart of Abaris carried the philosopher wheresoever he desired it.”—Willmott.

 Abandon fait larron.Abate (2 syl.) 

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