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 Ricochet [rikko-shay].Riddle of Claret (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Josephus relates how Hiram, King of Tyre, and Solomon had once a contest in riddles, when Solomon won a large sum of money; but he subsequently lost it to Abde’mon, one of Hiram’s subjects.   1
   Riddle. Plutarch states that Homer died of chagrin because he could not solve a certain riddle. (See SPHINX.)   2
   Father of riddles. So the Abbé Cotin dubbed himself, but posterity has not confirmed his right to the title. (1604–1682.) (See REE.)   3

 Ricochet [rikko-shay].Riddle of Claret (A). 


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