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 A’cis.Acmon’ian Wood (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ac’me.
 
The crisis of a disease. Old medical writers used to divide the progress of a disease into four periods: the ar-che, or beginning; the anab’asis, or increase, the ac’me, or term of its utmost violence, and the pa-rac’-me, or decline. Figuratively, the highest point of anything   1
 


 A’cis.Acmon’ian Wood (The). 

 
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