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  1. (n) last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)
  2. (n) a very wealthy man


  • The pop cultural trials of Harriet Tubman

    For a man who’s had his finger on the pulse of pop culture for over thirty  years - and in the process become almost as rich as Croesus (or Jay Z) - Russell Simons proved postively tone deaf when he put out the “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape.” Or not. The sketch came out earlier this month, via Simmons’ new YouTube channel All Def Digital , a project that until then had been flying largely under the ...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

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  1. Herodotus wrote: "The Ephesians, when [Croesus] laid siege to the place, made an offering of their city to Diana, by stretching a rope from the town wall to the temple of the goddess, which was distant from the ancient city, then besieged by...
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Herodotus Source: Washington Post

  2. "I don't have anything to do with the management of those companies whatsoever," Senator Johnston told AAP. "Croesus is neither here nor there. They don't trade any more, they're in receivership, I've done my money. I have not to the best of...
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: David Johnston Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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