E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A river, on the banks of which are a people whose heads grow beneath their shoulders. Their eyes are in their shoulders, and their mouths in the middle of their breasts. (Hakluyt: Voyages, 1598.) Raleigh, in his Description of Guiana, gives a similar account of a race of men. (See BLEMMYES.)