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 Fab’liaux.Fabuli’nus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fabricius.
 
A Roman hero, representative of inflexible purity and honesty. The ancient writers love to tell of the frugal way in which he lived on his hereditary farm; how he refused the rich presents offered him by the Samnite ambassadors; and how at death he left no portion for his daughters, whom the senate provided for.   1
       
“Fabricius, scorner of all-conquering gold.”
       
Thomson: Seasons (Winter).
 


 Fab’liaux.Fabuli’nus. 

 
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