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Liver-vein

(The). A love rhapsody. The liver was anciently supposed to be the seat of love. When Longaville reads the verses, Biron says, in an aside, “This is the liver-vein, which makes flesh a deity.” (Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost, iv. 3.)

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