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Egypt

in Dryden's satire of Absalom and Achitophel, means France.

Egypt and Tyrus [Holland] intercept your trade,
And Jebusites [Papists] your sacred rites invade.

Part i. 705-6.

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