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Rodhaver

The lady-love of Zal, a Persian hero. Zal wanted to scale her bower, and Rodhaver let down her long tresses to assist him; but the lover managed to climb to his mistress by fixing his crook into a projecting beam, (Champion: Ferdosi.)

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