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promised countless descendants by God. [O.T.: Genesis 13:16]
fathered 50 sons, who married the daughters of his twin brother Danaus. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 11]
fathered 50 daughters, who married the sons of his twin brother Aegyptus. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 11]
adventuress bears a dozen children to various mates. [Br. Lit.: Moll Flanders in Magill I, 614]
old woman who lived in a shoe
and Ada hapless sharecroppers with seventeen children. [Am. Lit.: Caldwell Tobacco Road]
“had so many children she didn’t know what to do.” [Nursery Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 85]
progenitor of many offspring at short intervals. [Zoology: Misc.]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.