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See also: Aesop


Proper noun[edit]


  1. Obsolete form of Aesop.
    • 1954, Gilbert Ryle, Dilemmas: The Tarner Lectures, 1953, dilemma vii: Perception, pages 93–94 (The Syndics of the Cambridge University Press):
      The conjuror reminds us — of course in vain — that the quickness of the hand deceives the eye; proverbs remind us that all that glitters is not gold; and Æsop’s story of the greedy dog reminds us that the reflections of bones can be mistaken for bones until it comes to eating them.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, chapter eleven, § I, page 316 (1992 paperback ed., Mandarin Paperbacks, ISBN 0749305401:
      It was his fault. It was all his fault. From liar to murderer, like in the Æsop fable.