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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to the lake of Serbonis in Egypt, which by reason of the sand blowing into it had a deceptive appearance of being solid land, but was a bog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting a large bog or lake in Egypt, lying between the Delta and the Isthmus of Suez.

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  • from Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus"

    January 11, 2009