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Ocypus

son of Podalirius and Astasia, was eminent for his strength, agility, and beauty; but used to deride those afflicted with the gout. This provoked the anger of the goddess who presided over that distemper, and she sent it to plague the scoffer. (Lucian.)

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