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diogenes


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diogenes  \Di*og"e*nes\,  n. 
  A  Greek  Cynic  philosopher  (412?-323  B.  C.)  who  lived  much  in 
  Athens  and  was  distinguished  for  contempt  of  the  common  aims 
  and  conditions  of  life,  and  for  sharp,  caustic  sayings. 
 
  {Diogenes'  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  species  of  terrestrial  hermit 
  crabs  ({Cenobita  Diogenes}),  abundant  in  the  West  Indies 
  and  often  destructive  to  crops. 
 
  {Diogenes'  tub},  the  tub  which  the  philosopher  Diogenes  is 
  said  to  have  carried  about  with  him  as  his  house,  in  which 
  he  lived. 




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