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 Xan’thos [reddish yellow].Xenoc’rats. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Xantip’pe or Xanthip’pe (3 syl.).
 
Wife of the philosopher Socrats. Her bad temper has rendered her name proverbial for a conjugal scold.   1
       
“Be she as foul as was Florentius’ love,
As old as Sibyl, and as curst and shrewd
As Socrates’ Xanthippe, or a worse,
She moves me not.”
       
Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, i. 2.
 


 Xan’thos [reddish yellow].Xenoc’rats. 

 
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