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 Crestfallen.Cre’ticus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Crete.
 
Hound of Crete. A blood-hound.   1
       
Coupe le gorge, that’s the word. I thee defy again,
O hound of Crete.”
       
Shakespeare: Henry V., ii. 1.
   The Infamy of Crete. The Minotaur.   2
       
“There lay stretched
       
The infamy of Crete, detested brood
Of the feigned heifer.”
       
Dante: Hell, xii. (Cary’s translation).
 


 Crestfallen.Cre’ticus. 

 
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