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 Almack’s.Alman, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Almagest.
 
The Syntaxis-megist of Ptolemy, translated by the Arabians in 800, by order of the calif Al Maimon, and then called Al-maghesti, i.e. “the megist.” It contains numerous observations and problems of geometry and astronomy: It is very rare, and more precious than gold.   1
 


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