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Ferragus

The giant of Portugal, who took Bellisant under his care after she had been divorced by Alexander, Emperor of Constantinople. (Valentine and Orson..)

The great “Brazen Head,” that told those who consulted it whatever they required to know, was kept in the castle of this giant. (Valentine and Orson. (See Ferrau.)

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