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 Alci’na.Alcofribas. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alcinoo poma dare (to give apples to Alcinus).
 
To carry coals to Newcastle; sending cider to Herefordshire. The orchards of Alcinus, King of Coreyra (Corfu), were famous for their fruits.   1
 


 Alci’na.Alcofribas. 

 
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