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Natural (A)

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A born idiot; one on whom education can make no impression. As nature made him, so he remains.

A natural child. One not born in lawful wedlock. The Romans called the children of concubines naturaʹlēs, children according to nature, and not according to law.

“Cui pater est populus pater est sibi nullus omnes;

Cui pater est populus not habet ille patrem.”


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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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National Anthems
National Colours
National Convention
National Debt
National Exhibition
National Workshops
Native
Nativity (The)
Natty
Natty Bumppo
Natural (A)
Nature
Naught (not “nought”)
Naught
Naughty Figs (Jeremiah xxiv. 2)
Navigation
Navvy
Nay-word
Nayres
Nazaræans or Nazarenes
Nazarene