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 Killed by Kindness.Killing-stone, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Killing.
 
Irresistible, overpowering, Lascinating, or bewitching, so as to coinpel admiration and notice.   1
       
“Those eyes were made so killing.”
       
Pope: Rape of the Lock, v 64.
   A killing pace. Too hot or strong to last; exceptionally great; exhausting.   2
 


 Killed by Kindness.Killing-stone, 

 
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