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 Bissextile.Biston’ians. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bisson
 
or Bisen [blind] is the Anglo-Saxon bisen. Shakespeare (Hamlet, ii. 2) speaks of bisson rheum (blinding tears), and in Coriolanùs, ii. 1, “What harm can your bisson conspectuities glean out of this character?”   1
 


 Bissextile.Biston’ians. 

 
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