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 Abderi’tan.Ab’derite (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abderi’tan Laughter.
 
Scoffing laughter, incessant laughter. So called from Abdra, the birthplace of Democrtos, the laughing philosopher.   1
 


 Abderi’tan.Ab’derite (3 syl.). 

 
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