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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ru’minate (3 syl.).
 
To think, to meditate upon some subject; properly, “to chew the cud” (Latin, ru’mino).   1
        “To chew the cud of sweet and bitter fancy.”—Milton.
        “On a flowery bank he chews the cud.”—Dryden.
 


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