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The best authors. The Romans were divided by Serʹvius into six classes. Any citizen who belonged to the highest class was called classʹicus, all the rest were said to be infra classem. From this the best authors were termed classʹici auctoʹrës (classic authors), i.e. authors of the best or first class. The high esteem in which Greek and Latin were held at the revival of letters obtained for these authors the name of classic, emphatically; and when other first-rate works are intended some distinctive name is added, as the English, French, Spanish, etc., classics.

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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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Claras (Stock Exchange term)
Clare (St.)
Clarenceux King-of-Arms
Clarendon
Clarendon Type
Claret
Claret
Claret Cup
Claret Jug (One’s)
Classic Races (The)
Classics
Claude Lorraine (i.e. of Lorraine)
Claus (Santa)
Clause
Clause Rolls (Rotŭli clausi)
Clavie
Clavileno
Claw
Claw-backs
Claymore or Glaymore
Clean

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