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  • n. The art of giving birth to ideas

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of giving birth (i. e., clearness and conviction) to ideas, which are conceived as struggling for birth.


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  • A wise man instructing young folk

    Succeeds with a humorous stroke.

    He knows a few tricks

    Promoting maieutics,

    Like cracking an ingenious joke.

    September 15, 2015