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Physignathos

[one who swells the checks]. King of the Frogs, and son of Pelus [mud], slain by Troxartas, the Mouse-king.

Great Physignathos I, from Peleus' race,
Begot in fair Hydromede's embrace.
Where, by the nuptial bank that paints his side,
The swift Eridanus delights to glide.

Parnell: Battle of the Frogs, bk. i.

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