shirt of Nessus


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shirt of Nessus

Centaur’s bloodied shirt; given to Heracles as gift by unsuspecting wife, it caused his death. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 708]
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The shirt of Nessus is the ultimate, dreadful variant of the skirt the girl wears in the French school (still because of the father), a garment that interferes with the Arabic scriptural posture imposed in the Koranic school, sitting cross-legged, en tailleur, like a tailor.
It took a shirt of Nessus wrapped around my penis To get rid of the crabs.
I began then to wonder whether the mantle of tradition, which Hill wears with such exasperated aplomb, might not be a shirt of Nessus, however sprigged with a bowtie.