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Perissa

(excess or prodigality; Greek, Perissos). Step-sister of Elissa and Medina. These ladies could never agree on any subject. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, bk. ii.)

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