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Brewer's: Acme

Ac′me The crisis of a disease. Old medical writers used to divide the progress of a disease into four periods: the ar-che, or beginning; the anabasis, or increase, the acme, or term of…

Brewer's: Alexander and the Robber

The robber's name was Diomedes. —Gesta Romanorum, cxlvi. You are thinking of Parmenio, and I of Alexander i.e., you are thinking what you ought to receive, and I what I ought to gi…