from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, a building or covered portico frequented by the people for conversation or the hearing of news.
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Fr. _lesche_, a long slice or shiue of bread, &c. Cot.
(τρέφειν), but he took and carried it to a place called ‘lesche,’ where the _elders of his tribesmen_ were sitting, who, if they found the child pretty well grown and healthy, ordered its maintenance (τρέφειν), allotting to it one of the 9,000 kleroi