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Hebe

(2 syl.). Goddess of youth, and cup-bearer to the celestial gods. She had the power of restoring the aged to youth and beauty. (Greek mythology.)

Wreathëd smiles
Such as hang on Hebe's cheek,
And love to live in dimple sleek.

Milton: L'Allegro.

Hebe vases. Small vases like a cotyliscos. So termed because Hebeis represented as bearing one containing nectar for the gods.

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