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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in Germany, according to tradition, is so called from the Lindwurm or dragon slain by Siegfried under the linden tree.   1
“Yet more I know of Siegfried that well your your ear may hold.
Beneath the linden tree he slew the dragon bold;
Then in its blood he bathed him, which turned to horn his skin,
So now no weapon harms him, as oft hath proven been.”
Nibelungen, st. 104.


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