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dido


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dido  \Di"do\,  n.;  pl  {Didos}. 
  A  shrewd  trick;  an  antic;  a  caper. 
 
  {To  cut  a  dido},  to  play  a  trick;  to  cut  a  caper;  --  perhaps 
  so  called  from  the  trick  of  Dido,  who  having  bought  so 
  much  land  as  a  hide  would  cover,  is  said  to  have  cut  it 
  into  thin  strips  long  enough  to  inclose  a  spot  for  a 
  citadel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Dido 
  n  :  (Roman  mythology)  a  princess  of  Tyre  who  was  the  founder  and 
  queen  of  Carthage;  Virgil  tells  of  he  suicide  when  she 
  was  abandoned  by  Aeneas  [syn:  {Dido}] 




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