Keep Danger at Bay




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Keep Danger at Bay : Phrases



Meaning:

Having protective powers.


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Origin:

In ancient times the bay tree was regarded as having great protective powers. This was due to the fact that it never seemed to be struck by lightning. Both Greeks and Romans wore its leaves as protection during thunder storms in an effort to keep the lightning
at bay. During the great plague of London many citizens did the same, in the hope that they would be spared the disease, but it didn't help.





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