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 Lacus’trine Habitations.La’das. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lad o’ Wax.
 
A little boy, a doll of a man. In Romeo and Juliet the Nurse calls Paris “a man of wax,” meaning a very “proper man.” Horace speaks of the “waxen arms of Tel’ephus,” meaning well modelled.   1
 


 Lacus’trine Habitations.La’das. 

 
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