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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adage  \Ad"age\,  n.  [F.  adage,  fr  L.  adagium  ad  +  the  root  of 
  L.  aio  I  say.] 
  An  old  saying,  which  has  obtained  credit  by  long  use  a 
  proverb. 
 
  Letting  ``I  dare  not''  wait  upon  ``I  would,''  Like  the 
  poor  cat  i'  the  adage.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Axiom;  maxim;  aphorism;  proverb;  saying;  saw;  apothegm. 
  See  {Axiom}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adage 
  n  :  a  condensed  but  memorable  saying  embodying  some  important 
  fact  of  experience  that  is  taken  as  true  by  many  people 
  [syn:  {proverb},  {saw},  {byword}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ADAGE,  n.  Boned  wisdom  for  weak  teeth. 
 
 




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