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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Anthology


ANTHOL'OGY, noun [Gr. a flower, and a discourse, a collection.]

1. A discourse on flowers.

2. A collection of beautiful passages from authors; a collection of poems or epigrams. In the Greek church, a collection of devotional pieces.

AN'THONY'S FIRE, A popular name of the crysipelas, supposed to have been so named from the saint in Italy, to whom those, who were affected, applied for a cure.