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 Any-how,A ontrance. (French.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
An’ian.
 
Poetical, pertaining to the Muses. The Muses, according to Grecian mythology, dwelt in An’ia, that part of Bœo’tia which contains Mount Hel’icon and the Muses’ Fountain. Thomson calls the fraternity of poets.   1
       
“The Aonian hive
Who praised are, and starve right merrily.”
       
Castle of Indolence, ii. 3.
 


 Any-how,A ontrance. (French.) 

 
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