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Colʹophon

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The end of a book. Colʹophon was a city of Loʹnia, the inhabitants of which were such excellent horsemen that they would turn the scale of battle to the side on which they fought; hence, the Greek phrase, To add a colophoʹnian, means “to put a finishing stroke to any matter.” (Strabo.) In the early times of printing, the statement containing the date, place, printer, and edition was given at the end of the book, and was called the colophon.

⁂ Now called the “imprint.”

“The volume was uninjured … from title-page to colophon.”—Scott: The Antiquary.

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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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College Colours
College Colours
College Port
Colliberts
Colluthians
Colly my Cow
Collyridians
Collywobbles
Cologne
Colon
Colophon
Coloquintida or Colocynth
Coloquintida (St.)
Colorado (U.S. America)
Colossal
Colossus or Colossos (Latin, Colossus)
Colour
Colour, Colours
Colours
Colours for Church Decoration
Colours of the University Boats, etc

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Colophon