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Plato's Year

A revolution of 25,000 years, in which period the stars and constellations return to their former places in respect to the equinoxes.

Cut out more work than can be done
In Plato's year, but finish none.

Butler: Hudibras, pt. iii. 1.

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