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Idiot, a stupid person, a natural, a fool: “he with the Romans was esteemed so as silly jeering --s are with kings, for sportive words and uttering foolish things,” Lucr. 1812. “Slender, though well landed, is an i.” Wiv. IV, 4, 86. “coxcomb, i., patch,” Err. III, 1, 32. “the portrait of a blinking i.” Merch. II, 9, 54. Tw. II, 5, 23. John III, 3, 45. Troil. II, 1, 58 (Mars his i. == Mars' licensed fool). III, 3, 135. Tit. V, 1, 79. Mcb. V, 5, 27. Cymb. I, 6, 42.
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