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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wise as a Serpent.
 
This refers to the serpent which tempted Eve, or more probably to the old notion that serpents were extremely wise.   1
 


 Wise (The)Wise as Solomon. 

 
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