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 Antin’ous (4 syl.).Antip’athy (of animals). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Antipathy (of human beings)
 
To Animals: Henri III. and the Duke of Schoenberg felt faint at the sight of a cat: Vanghelm felt the same at the sight of a pig, and abhorred pork; Marshal Brézé sickened at the sight of a rabbit; the Duc d’Eperuon always swooned at the sight of a leveret, though he was not affected at the sight of a hare.   1
   To Fish: Erasmus felt grievous nausea at the smell of fresh fish.   2
   To Flowers and Fruits: Queen Anne, Grétry the composer, Faverite the Italian poet, and Vincent the painter, all abhorred the smell of roses; Scaliger had the same aversion to watercresses; and King Vladislas sickened at the smell of apples.   3
   To Music: Le Mothe de Nayer felt faint at the sound of any musical instrument; Nicano had a strong aversion to the sound of a flute.   4
   To Thunder: Augustus trembled at the noise of thunder, and retired to a vault when a thunderstorm was apprehended.   5
   Witches have an antipathy to running water.   6
       
“Some men there are love not a gaping pig,
Some that are mad if they behold a cat.”
       
Shakespeare: Merchant of Ventes, iv. 1.
 


 Antin’ous (4 syl.).Antip’athy (of animals). 

 
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