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 Catacomb.Catalogue Raisonné (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Catai’an (3 syl.).
 
A native of Cathay or China; outlandish, a foreigner generally, a liar.   1
        “I will not believe such a Cataian, though the priest of the town commended him for a true man.”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives, ii. 1.
 


 Catacomb.Catalogue Raisonné (French). 

 
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