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 Soc’rates.Sof’farides (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sodom.
 
Apples of Sodom or mad apples. Strabo, Tacitus, and Josephus describe them as beautiful externally and filled with ashes. These “apples” are in reality gall-nuts produced by the insect called Cynips insa’na.   1
 


 Soc’rates.Sof’farides (3 syl.). 

 
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