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Pons Asinoʹrum

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The fifth proposition, book i., of Euclid—the first difficult theorem, which dunces rarely get over for the first time without stumbling. It is anything but a “bridge;” it is really pedĭca asinorum, the “dolt’s stumbling-block.”

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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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Pomatum
Pommard (French)
Pommel
Pomona
Pompadour
Pompey
Pompey’s Pillar
Pompilia
Pongo
Ponocratēs
Pons Asinorum
Pontefract Cakes
Pontiff
Pontius Pilate’s Body-Guard
Pony (A)
Poona
Poor
Poor Jack or John (A)
Poor Man
Poor Richard
Poor Tassel (A)

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Pons Asinorum