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Sinon

A Greek who induced the Trojans to receive the wooden horse. (Virgil: AEneid, ii. 102, etc.) Anyone leceiving to betray is called “a Sinon.”

And now securely trusting to destroy,
As erst false Sinon snared the sons of Troy.

Camoëus: Lusiad, bk. i.

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