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 Famil’iar.Familiarity. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Famil’iar Spirits.
 
Spirit slaves. From the Latin, fam’ulus (an attendant).   1
        “Away with him! he has a familiar under his tongue.”—Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., iv. 7.
 


 Famil’iar.Familiarity. 

 
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