from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In logic, a mnemonic name of an indirect mood of the first figure of syllogism, in which the two premises are universal affirmatives and the conclusion is a particular affirmative: as, Every animal is a substance; every man is an animal; therefore, some substance is a man. The name was probably invented by Petrus Hispanus. See bamalip and mood.
- n. In zoology, a genus of coleopterous insects.
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After they had well ergoted pro and con, they concluded in baralipton, that they should send the oldest and most sufficient of the faculty unto Gargantua, to signify unto him the great and horrible prejudice they sustain by the want of those bells.
Luis Vives, in 1519, ridiculed the Professors of the University of Paris as “sophists in baroco and baralipton.”
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