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Boccus

(King). A kind of Solomon, who not only drank strong poison “in the name of the Trinite” without hurt; but also answered questions of wisdom, morality, and natural science. (The History of King Boccus and Sydrack, from the French.)

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