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fabled Libyan nation of men without heads. [Rom. Hist.: Leach, 6]
Denis of Paris, St.
carries his head in his hands. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Dictionary, 18]
French patron; carried severed head to burial. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 104–105]
spectral figure haunts Ichabod Crane. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
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