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 Berme’ja.Bermudas. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bermoothes.
 
An hypothetical island feigned by Shakespeare to be enchanted, and inhabited by witches and devils. Supposed by some to be Bermudas; but a correspondent in Notes and Queries (January 23rd, 1886, p. 72) utterly denies this, and favours the suggestion that the island meant was Lampedusa.   1
       
“From the still-vexed Bermooths, there she’s hid.”
       
Shakespeare: The Tempest, i. 2.
 


 Berme’ja.Bermudas. 

 
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