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Cerbereos rictus, ‘chaps like the chaps of Cerberus’ (Golding). Cf. Milton, P.l. ii., ‘wide Cerberean mouths.’ Korn takes it of the number, ‘as many mouths as Cerberus has,’ i.e. according to some versions of the story, fifty or a hundred. See Hor. C. II. xiii. 34, with Wickham's note.

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