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Delirʹium

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From the Latin lira (the ridge left by the plough), hence the verb de-liraʹre, to make an irregular ridge or balk in ploughing. Deliʹrus is one whose mind is not properly tilled or cultivated, a person of irregular intellect; and delirium is the state of a person whose mental faculties are like a field full of balks or irregularities. (See Prevarication.)

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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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Deianira
Deiphobus
Deities
Déjeuner à la Fourchette (French)
Delaware
Delectable Mountains (The)
Delf
Delia
Delias
Delight
Delirium
Della Cruscans or Della Cruscan School
Delmonico
Delos
Delphi or Delphos
Delphin Classics
Delta
Deluge
Deluges
Demerit
Demijohn (A)

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