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 Issue.Isthmus of Suez. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Isth’mian Games.
Epsom races were styled “Our Isthmian Games” by Lord Palmerston, in allusion to the famous games consisting of chariot races, running, wrestling, boxing, etc., held by the Greeks in the Isthmus of Corinth every alternate spring, the first and third of each Olympiad.   1

 Issue.Isthmus of Suez. 

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