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Josephus relates how Hiram, King of Tyre, and Solomon had once a contest in riddles, when Solomon won a large sum of money; but he subsequently lost it to Abdeʹmon, one of Hiram’s subjects.

Riddle. Plutarch states that Homer died of chagrin because he could not solve a certain riddle. (See Sphinx.)

Father of riddles. So the Abbé Cotin dubbed himself, but posterity has not confirmed his right to the title. (1604–1682.) (See Ree.)

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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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