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Abdera

Abde′ra

A maritime town of Thrace, said in fable to have been founded by Abdera, sister of Diomede. It was so overrun with rats that it was abandoned, and the Abderitans migrated to Macedonia.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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