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 Carouse (2 syl.).Carpe Diem. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Carpathian Wizard.
 
Proteus (2 syl.), who lived in the island of Car’pathos, between Rhodes and Crete. He was a wizard and prophet, who could transform himself into any shape he pleased. He is represented as carrying a sort of crook in his hand. Carpathos, now called Scarpanto.   1
       
“By the Carpathian wizard’s hook.”
       
Milton: Comus, 893.
 


 Carouse (2 syl.).Carpe Diem. 

 
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