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 Cy’nosure (3 syl.).Cypress (The) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cyn’thia.
 
The moon; a surname of Ar’temis or Diana. The Roman Diana, who represented the moon, was called Cynthia from Mount Cynthus, where she was born.   1
       
“And from embattled clouds emerging slow,
Cynthia came riding on her silver car.”
       
Beattie: Minstrel.
   Cynthia. Pope, speaking of the inconstant character of woman, “matter too soft a lasting mark to bear,” says—   2
       
“Come, then, the colours and the ground prepare!
Dip in the rainbow, trick her off in air;
Choose a firm cloud, before it fall, and in it
Catch, ere she change, the Cynthia of the minute.”
       
Epistle ii. 17–20.
 


 Cy’nosure (3 syl.).Cypress (The) 

 
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