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 Aceph’alites (4 syl.)Achæ’an League. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Aces’tes (3 syl.).
 
The Arrow of Acestes. In a trial of skill Acestes, the Sicilian, discharged his arrow with such force that it took fire. (Æn. 5, line 525.)   1
       
“Like Acestes’ shaft of old,
The swift thought kindles as it flies.”
       
Longfellow.
 


 Aceph’alites (4 syl.)Achæ’an League. 

 
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