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 Aretin’ian Syllables.Argand’ Lamp. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Argan,
 
a miserly hypochondriac. He reduced himself to this dilemma: if his apothecary would not charge less, he could not afford to be sick; but if he swallowed fewer drugs, he would suffer in health. (Molière’s Le Malade Imaginaire.)   1
 


 Aretin’ian Syllables.Argand’ Lamp. 

 
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