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Dine (To)

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Qui dort dîne. The seven sleepers and others required no food till they woke from their long sleep. The same may be said of all hibernating animals.

To dine with Democrĭtos. To be cheated out of one’s dinner. Democrîtos was the derider, or philosopher who laughed at men’s folly.

To dine with Sir Thomas Gresham. To go without one’s dinner; to be dinnerless. Sir Thomas Gresham founded the Royal Exchange, which was a favourite lounge for those who could not afford to provide themselves with a dinner.

To dine with Duke Humphrey. (See Humphrey.)

To dine with Mahomet. To die, and dine in paradise.

To dine with the cross-legged knights. (See next column, Dinnerless.)

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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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Diligence
Dilly (plural, Dillies)
Dim and Distant Future (The)
Dimanche (Monsieur)
Dimetæ
Dimissory
Dimity
Dinah (Aunt)
Dinde
Dine (To)
Dine Out (To)
Ding (A)
Ding-dong
Dingley Dell
Dinner (Waiting for)
Dinnerless
Dinos
Dint
Diocletian
Diocletian

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