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  • n  a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language

  • A chrestomathy of cliches could be compiled from the book.
  • The words that Congressmen speak in debate are duly entered in that chrestomathy of tedium, the Congressional Record, then laid aside to gather dust and oblivion.
  • Today Tomfoolery, a chrestomathy of 28 Lehrer hits, seems about as audacious as a glass of eggnog.

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