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 Fion,Fir-tree (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fir-cone
 
on the Thyrsus. The juice of the fir-tree (turpentine) used to be mixed by the Greeks with new wine to make it keep; hence it was adopted as one of the symbols of Bacchus.   1
 


 Fion,Fir-tree (The). 

 
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