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Topʹic

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This word has wholly changed its original meaning. It now signifies a subject for talk, a theme for discussion or to be written about; but originally “topics” were what we call commonplace books; the “sentences” of Peter Lombard were theological topics. (Greek, topikos, from topos, a place.)

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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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Toom Tabard [empty jacket]
Tooth
Tooth and Egg
Tooth and Nail
Top
Top-heavy
Top Ropes
Top-Sawyer
Topham
Tophet
Topic
Topsy
Topsy-turvy
Toralva
Tornea
Torquato—i.e
Torquemada (Inquisitor-general of Spain, 1420–1498)
Torr’s MSS.
Torralba (Doctor)
Torre (Sir)
Torricelli