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 Cath’arists.Cathedræ Molles (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cathay’.
 
China, or rather Tartary, the capital of which was Albrac’ca, according to Orlando Furioso. It was called Khita’i by the Tartars, and China was first entered by Europeans in the Middle Ages from the side of Tartary.   1
        “Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.” Tennyson: Locksley Hall.
 


 Cath’arists.Cathedræ Molles (Latin). 

 
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