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Platonic Bodies

The five regular geometric solids described by Plato- viz. the tetrahedron, hexahedron, octhedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron, all of which are bounded by like, equal, and regular planes.

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