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Hugh Perry

An English perversion of “Euperion,” a predecessor of lucifer matches invented by Heurtner, who opened a shop in the Strand, and advertised his invention thus—

To save your knuckles time and trouble,
Use Heurter's Euperion.

(See Prometheans, Vesuvians.)

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