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Boeotian Ears

Ears unable to appreciate music or rhetoric.

“Well, friend, I assure thee thou hast not got Boeotian ears [because you can appreciate the beauties of my sermons].”- Le Saye: Gill Blas, vii. 3.

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