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Ivory Shoulder

Demeter ate the shoulder of Pelops, served up by Tantalos; so when the gods restored the body to life, Demeter supplied the lacking shoulder with one of ivory.

“Not Pelops' shoulder whiter than her hands.”

W. Browne: Britannia's Pastorals ii. 3.

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