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 Widow’s Port.Wife 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wie’land (2 syl.).
 
The famous smith of Scandinavian fable. He and Amilias had a contest of skill in their handicraft. Wieland’s sword cleft his rival down to the thighs; but so sharp was the sword, that Amilias was not aware of the cut till he attempted to stir, when he divided into two pieces. This sword was named Balmung.   1
 


 Widow’s Port.Wife 

 
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