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 Di’nos.Diocle’tian. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dint.
 
By dint of war; by dint of argument; by dint of hard work. Dint means a blow or striking (Anglo-Saxon, dynt); whence perseverance, power exerted, force; it also means the indentation made by a blow.   1
 


 Di’nos.Diocle’tian. 

 
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