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 Tache’brune (2 syl.).Taë’-pings. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tænia Rationis.
 
Show of argument. Argument which seems prima facie plausible and specious, but has no real depth or value.   1
        “Mr. Spencer is again afflicted with his old complaint tœnia rationis, and takes big words for real things.”—Era Olla: Mr. Spencer’s First Principles.
 


 Tache’brune (2 syl.).Taë’-pings. 

 
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