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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lion’s Head.
 
In fountains the water generally is made to issue from the mouth of a lion. This is a very ancient custom. The Egyptians thus symbolished the inundation of the Nile, which happens when the sun is in Leo. The Greeks and Romans adopted the same device for their fountains.   1
 


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