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Buʹridan’s Ass

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A man of indecision; like one “on double business bound, who stands in pause where he should first begin, and both neglects.” Buʹridan the scholastic said: “If a hungry ass were placed exactly between two hay-stacks in every respect equal, it would starve to death, because there would be no motive why it should go to one rather than to the other.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Burchardise
Burchell (Mr.)
Burd (Helen)
Burden of a Song
Bure
Bureaucracy
Burglar [burg-larron]
Burgundian
Burial of an Ass
Buridan’s Ass
Burke
Burkers
Burl, Burler
Burlaw or Byrlaw
Burlesque
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Burn
Burn
Burning Crown (A)
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