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Moron val, who looked on, shrugged his shoulders, with a glance at his wife.

This line is at present under construction from Nuevitas westward and from Moron both east and west.

Moron died soon after of his wounds, at least I have no remembrance of seeing him afterwards.

The total distance from Utrera to Moron is about sixteen miles.

Moron and Bagac on the opposite coast each report more than a hundred.

Moron, who was a native of Vaimo, had a small horse which was pretty well trained.

Nevertheless, we were obliged to open our ranks to rescue the mare and Moron whom they were already dragging off half dead.

WORD ORIGIN

1910, medical Latin, from Greek (Attic) moron, neuter of moros "foolish, dull, sluggish, stupid," probably cognate with Sanskrit murah "idiotic." Latin morus "foolish" is a loan-word from Greek. Adopted by the American Association for the Study of the Feeble-minded with a technical definition "adult with a mental age between 8 and 12;" used as an insult since 1922 and subsequently dropped from technical use. Linnæus had introduced morisis "idiocy."

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