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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Catas’trophe (4 syl.).
 
A turning upside down. The termination of a drama is always a “turning upside down” of the beginning of the plot. (Greek, kata-strepho.)   1
 


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