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Maid of Saragossa

Augustina Zaragoza, distinguished for her heroism when Saragossa was besieged in 1808 and 1809. Byron refers to her in his Childe Harold.

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