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 Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles.Cent-cyne. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cen’taur (2 syl.).
 
A huntsman. The Thessalian centaurs were half-horses, half-men. They were invited to a marriage feast, and, being intoxicated, behaved with great rudeness to the women. The Lap’ithæ took the women’s part, fell on the centaurs, and drove them out of the country.   1
       
“Feasts that Thessalian centaurs never knew.”
       
Thomson: Autumn.
 


 Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles.Cent-cyne. 

 
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