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Crambe Repetita – rhyparographia or rhopographia?

Crambe repetita: Cabbage warmed up the second time; hence used proverbially for any tedious repetition of a truism, an old story, etc. The expression comes from the 2nd century Roman satirist Juvenal: occidit miseros crambe repetita magistros – literally cabbage repeated is the … Continue reading

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Atomic Kittens

My Puss Moth caterpillars are starting to hatch out! They are feisty little creatures armed with tails that are about as long as their bodies which they lash about when approached. It is a defensive mechanism against parasitic ichneumon wasps. … Continue reading

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