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Solon was enjoying his certainty that he held the key to the situation.

Solon, regardless of his cooling kitchen, stood at the door and watched her.

Handkerchiefs for the schoolmaster, stockings and gloves for Solon!

This was abolished by Solon, except in the case of unchastity.

I guess I was mistaken, or 'twas just one of Solon Taylor's young ones.

Solon marvelled, and desired to be informed of the particulars.

The genealogies which you have recited to us out of your own annals, Solon, are a mere children's story.

Solon Eldridge was re-elected selectman and so also was Asaph Tidditt.

I have told you briefly, Socrates, what the aged Critias heard from Solon and related to us.

Tell us, said the other, the whole story, and how and from whom Solon heard this veritable tradition.

WORD ORIGIN

"legislator," 1620s, from Greek Solon, name of early lawgiver of Athens, one of the seven sages. Often, especially in U.S., applied (with perhaps a whiff of sarcasm) by journalists to Congressmen, township supervisors, etc. It also is a useful short headline word.

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