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 Bodle’ian Library (Oxford).Body and Soul. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Body. (Anglo-Saxon, bodig.)
 
A regular body, in geometry, means one of the five regular solids, called “Platonic” because first suggested by Plato. (See PLATONIC BODIES.)   1
   To body forth. To give mental shape to an ideal form.   2
       
“Imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown.”
       
Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream, v. 1.
 


 Bodle’ian Library (Oxford).Body and Soul. 

 
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