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 Syrens of the Ditch.Syrtis. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Syr’ia,
 
says Richardson, derives its name from Suri (a delicate rose); hence Suristan (the land of roses). The Jews called Syria Aram.   1
 


 Syrens of the Ditch.Syrtis. 

 
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