Diogenes' tub
Diogenes Di*og"e*nes, n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings. [1913 Webster]

{Diogenes' crab} (Zo["o]l.), a species of terrestrial hermit crabs ({Cenobita Diogenes}), abundant in the West Indies and often destructive to crops.

{Diogenes' tub}, the tub which the philosopher Diogenes is said to have carried about with him as his house, in which he lived. [1913 Webster]


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  • Diogenes — Di*og e*nes, n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412? 323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings. [1913 Webster] {Diogenes crab} (Zo[ o]l.), a species …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diogenes' crab — Diogenes Di*og e*nes, n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412? 323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings. [1913 Webster] {Diogenes crab} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diogenes of Sinope — (Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς) Diogenes by John William Waterhouse, depicting his lamp, tub, and diet of onions Full name Diogenes of Sinope (Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς) Born …   Wikipedia

  • Diogenes —    The Greek philosopher Diogenes (c 400 325 B.C.) is best remembered for his idiosyncratic behavior. It was he who walked the streets of Athens during daylight hours with a lighted lantern searching for an honest man, an odd act designed to show …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • DIOGENES THE CYNIC —    born in Sinope, in Pontus, came to Athens, was attracted to ANTISTHENES (q.v.) and became a disciple, and a sansculotte of the first water; dressed himself in the coarsest, lived on the plainest, slept in the porches of the temples, and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • diogenes crab — dīˈäjə(ˌ)nēz noun Usage: usually capitalized D Etymology: so called from its habit of living in an empty shell as Diogenes is reputed to have lived in a tub : a terrestrial hermit crab (Cenobita diogenes) abundant in the West Indies and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cenobita Diogenes — Diogenes Di*og e*nes, n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412? 323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings. [1913 Webster] {Diogenes crab} (Zo[ o]l.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A Tale of a Tub (play) — A Tale of a Tub is a Caroline era stage play, a comedy written by Ben Jonson. The last of his plays to be staged during his lifetime, A Tale of a Tub was performed in 1633 and published in 1640 in the second folio of Jonson s works.HistoryThe… …   Wikipedia

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  • Cynicism — Cynic redirects here. For the modern understanding of the word cynicism , see Cynicism (contemporary). For other uses, see Cynic (disambiguation). Statue of an unknown Cynic philosopher from the Capitoline Museum in Rome. This statue is a Roman… …   Wikipedia

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