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 Candour (Mrs.).Caneph’oræ (in architecture). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Canens.
 
A nymph, wife of Picus, King of the Laurents. When Circê had changed Picus into a bird, Canens lamented him so greatly that she pined away, till she became a vox et prœterca nihil. (Ovid: Metamorphoses, 14 fab. 9.)   1
 


 Candour (Mrs.).Caneph’oræ (in architecture). 

 
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