from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In medieval music, the second E above middle C: so named by Guido, in whose system it was the highest tone: hence often used by the old dramatists to denote the extreme of any quality, but especially any extravagant or hyperbolical saying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Originally, the highest note in the scale of Guido; hence, proverbially, any extravagant saying.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an extreme leftist terrorist group formed in Greece in 1971 to oppose the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974; a revolutionary group opposed to capitalism and imperialism and the United States


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