James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
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a Saywhat. 73.1. definitio. corruptly called a definition: but for that it is a saying which telleth what a thing is, it may more aptly be called a saywhat.
Ralph Lever, The Art of Reason (1573)

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