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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Killed by Kindness.
 
It is said that Draco, the Athenian legislator, met with his death from his popularity, being smothered in the theatre of Ægi’na by the number of caps and cloaks showered on him by the spectators (B.C. 590).   1
 


 Killed by Inches.Killing. 

 
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