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1) Abderi'tan. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Abder tans were proverbial for stupidity, hence the phrase, "You have no more mind than an Abderite." Yet the city gave birth to some of the wisest men of Greece:...

2) Abdera. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...passed to Macedon in 352 B.C. and in 198 B.C. became a free city under Roman rule. The term Abderite was used by the ancient Greeks as a synonym for stupid. However,...

3) 838. Rejoicing. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...[See Ridicule]; sport that wrinkled Care derides [Milton]. Momus; Democritus the Abderite; rollicker. CHEER, huzza, hurrah or hurra, cheering; shout, yell [U. S....

4) 23. A Fragment. Sterne, Laurence. 1917. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. Vol. III, Part 1. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...d each other in the street—the golden age return d, and hung over the town of Abdera—every Abderite took his oaten pipe, and every Abderitish woman left her purple...

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