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 Grasshopper,Grassmarket. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Grasshopper (The).
 
A compound of seven animals. (Anglo-Saxon, grœshoppa.)   1
        “It has the head of a horse, the neck of an ox, the wings of a dragon, the feet of a camel, the tail of a serpent, the horns of a stag, and the body of a scorpion.”—Caylus: Oriental Tales (The Four Talismans).
 


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