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 Hengist and Horsa.Henneberg (Countess). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Henna.
 
The Persian ladies tinge the tips of their fingers with henna to make them a reddish-yellow.   1
        “The leaf of the henna-plant resembles that of the myrtle. The blossom has a powerful fragrance; it grows like a feather about 18 inches long, forming a cluster of small yellow flowers.”—Baker: Nile Tribes, Abyssinia, chap. i. p. 3.
 


 Hengist and Horsa.Henneberg (Countess). 

 
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