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 Hell Gate.Hell Kettles. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hell Gates,
 
according to Milton, are nine-fold—three of brass, three of iron, and three of adamant; the keepers are Sin and Death. This allegory is one of the most celebrated passages of Paradise Lost. (See book ii. 643–676.)   1
 


 Hell Gate.Hell Kettles. 

 
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