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 Her’od.Herodotus of Old London (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Herod’s Death (Acts xii. 23).
The following died of a similar disease [phthirisis]: L. Sylla; Pherec&ymacr;ds the Syrian (the preceptor of Pythagras); the Greek poet Alomæon, and Philip II. of Spain.   1
   Phthiri’asis is an affection of the skin in which parasites are engendered so numerously as to cover the whole surface of the body. The vermin lay their eggs in the skin and multiply most rapidly.   2

 Her’od.Herodotus of Old London (The). 


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