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 Cancer (the Crab)Can’didate (3 syl.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Candau les (3 syl.).
 
King of Lydia, who exposed the charms of his wife to Gy’gës; whereupon the queen compelled Gyges to assassinate her husband, after which she married the murderer, who became king, and reigned twenty-eight years. (716–678.)   1
 


 Cancer (the Crab)Can’didate (3 syl.) 

 
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