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 Em’erald Isle.Emer’gency. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Em’eralds.
 
According to tradition, if a serpent fixes its eyes upon an emerald it becomes blind. (Ahmed ben Abdalaziz: Treatise on Jewels.)   1
 


 Em’erald Isle.Emer’gency. 

 
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