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 Bu’sirane (3 syl.).Buskin. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Busi’ris.
 
A king of Egypt, who used to immolate to the gods all strangers who set foot on his shores. Hercules was seized by him; and would have fallen a victim, but he broke his chain, and slew the inhospitable king.   1
   Busi’ris, according to Milton, is the Pharaoh who was drowned in the Red Sea.   2
       
“Vex’d the Red-Sea coast, whose waves o’er-threw
Busiris and his Memphian chivalry.”
       
Paradise Lost, book i. 306, 307.
 


 Bu’sirane (3 syl.).Buskin. 

 
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