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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
E’diles (2 syl.).
 
Roman officers who had charge of the streets, bridges, aqueducts, temples, and city buildings generally. We call our surveyors city ediles sometimes. (Latin, œdes, a house.)   1
 


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