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Moran's Collar

which strangled the wearer if he deviated from the strict rules of equity. Moran was the wise councillor of Feredach the Just, an early king of Ireland, before the Christian era. Of course, the collar is an allegory of obvious meaning.

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