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Flins: "an idol of the ancient Vandals"?

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  • llama_nom
    Hailai allai, The Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, an eclectic mass of legendary, historical & proverbial lore, by E Cobham Brewer (1895), contains the following
    Message 1 of 1 , May 19, 2004
      Hailai allai,

      The Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, an eclectic mass of legendary,
      historical & proverbial lore, by E Cobham Brewer (1895), contains the
      following curious entry:

      "FLINS: An idol of the ancient Vandals settled in Lusace. It was a
      huge stone, draped, wearing a lion's skin over its shoulders, and
      designed to represent death."

      http://www.bootlegbooks.com/Reference/PhraseAndFable/data/469.html

      ...something I've always wondered about. Does anyone know what
      Brewer's source for this was? Or if it has any historical basis?

      Llama Nom
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