Theban

The"ban

, n. A native or inhabitant of Thebes; also, a wise man.
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I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban.
Shak.
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The"ca

(?), n.;
pl. Thec (#).
[L., fr. Gr. a case to put anything in. See Tick a cover.] 1. A sheath; a case; as, the theca, or cell, of an anther; the theca, or spore case, of a fungus; the theca of the spinal cord.
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2. (Zol.) (a) The chitinous cup which protects the hydranths of certain hydroids. (b) The more or less cuplike calicle of a coral. (c) The wall forming a calicle of a coral.
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