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Alliensis

(Dies) (June 16th, B.C. 390), when the Romans were cut to pieces by the Gauls near the banks of the river Allia; and ever after held to be a dies nefastus , or unlucky day.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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