Book-learned
Book-learned Book"-learned`, a. Versed in books; having knowledge derived from books. [Often in a disparaging sense.] [1913 Webster]

Whate'er these book-learned blockheads say, Solon's the veriest fool in all the play. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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