from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A small genus of herbs of the Pacific coast of North and South America.

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  • n. small genus of herbs of Pacific coast of North and South America


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  • Axiothea and Lasthenia are listed among Plato's pupils by Diogenes Laertius.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • I thought of Thettalos, whom I might have to leave without farewell; she, of Lasthenia, who had begged her not to go.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • Lasthenia of Mantinea wore women's dress, feeling, I suppose, that this suited her soul; she was small and slim, with a kind of serious liveliness.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • All her men friends were with Dion; she had thought how the world was being changed while she sat at home like a housewife, had quarreled with Lasthenia, who had thought it madness, and slipped away.

    The Mask of Apollo


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