(3 syl.). Venus, who sprang from the froth of the sea, after
the mutilated body of Uranus (the sky) had been thrown there by
So young Dione, nursed beneath the waves
And rocked by Nereids in their coral caves ...
Lisped her sweet tones, and tried her tender smiles.
Darwin: Economy of Vegatation, ii.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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