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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A celebrated collection of tales, supposed to be related in ten days; -- written in the 14th century, by Boccaccio, an Italian.

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  • That was the case for the original Decameron (1350s), the Heptameron (1550s, dubbed the French decameron) and lastly, the Pentameron (1630s).

    March « 2008 « Jahsonic

  • The decameron containing an hundred pleasant nouels.

    The Library of William Congreve

  • The prospect outside ought to be very dark, and rife with peril, to induce a man to resign himself deliberately to another decameron here. [

    Border and Bastille

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