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 Or’dinary (An).Oread (plural, Orads [3 syl.] or Ore&acheck;des [4 syl.]). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ordinary (An).
 
A public dinner where each guest pays his quota; a table d’hôte.   1
        “’Tis almost dinner; I know they stay for you at the ordinary.”—Beaumont and Fletcher: Scornful Lady, iv. 1.
 


 Or’dinary (An).Oread (plural, Orads [3 syl.] or Ore&acheck;des [4 syl.]). 

 
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