• WordNet 3.6
    • n solon a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An Athens legislator named Solon passed a law in the 6th century that let fathers sell their fornicating daughters into slavery.
    • n Solon A celebrated Athenian lawmaker, born about 638 b. c.; hence, a legislator; a publicist; -- often used ironically.
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In literature:

Besides, these mythological pictures, the symbolical men of history are introduced, such as Moses and Solon.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
The same symbolic meaning attached to the quince, which, according to Solon's law, the bride had to eat.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
One day we were shocked to learn that Solon Borland, U.S.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
From Memphis Solon derived his wise political precepts.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
And amongst the laws of Solon, there was one, which condemned to death the chief magistrate if he got drunk.
"Ebrietatis Encomium" by Boniface Oinophilus
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
SOLON J. HICKOK, private, mustered in Aug. 11, 1862; mustered out with company May 24, 1863.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Another excellent soldier was Solon H. Finney, who entered service as sergeant.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
It must have been Solon who said: 'Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
There's Shorty Solon, the Jew boy.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

The song of Homer liveth,
Dead Solon is not dead;
Thy splendid name, Pythagoras,
O'er realms of suns is spread.
"The Builders" by Ebenezer Elliott
Happy the Man, old Solon cry'd,
Who with his farm content,
Can smile at Croesus' pomp and pride,
From his low tenement.
"The Philosopher" by Samuel Bowden
It seems they called a caucus wise
Of rats of every age and size,
And then their dean,
With sapient mien,
A very Solon of a rat,
Said it was best to bell the cat.
"How The Cat Was Belled" by Carolyn Wells
A Solon ponders till his Years are great
On Sway of Power and Magnitude of State,
Then in his Age he leaves the Questions to
The Wisdom of the Sweet Girl Graduate.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
To town one day rode Solon Stiles,
O'er weary roads and rocky miles,
And thro' long lanes, whose dusty breath,
Did nearly smother him to death;
By ragged fences, old and brown,
And thro' great tall woods up and down.
"Solon Stiles" by Albery Allson Whitman
"Well!" Solon thought, "If this is town,
I'll give you leave to knock me down
If I ain't lost; no, this ain't me,
No, town ain't what it seems to be,
Yes, here I am, and this is me,
But town 's not what it seems to be!"
"Solon Stiles" by Albery Allson Whitman

In news:

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor 's Office has asked the Ohio auditor to take over a years-old investigation into paving contracts in Solon and Valley View.
'Christmas Carol Rag ' comes to Solon this weekend.
Bringing a new twist to the traditional holiday favorite is "The Christmas Carol Rag ," a musical by Norman Allen running Dec 9-11 at Solon Center for the Arts, 6315 SOM Center Road in Solon.
SOLON With a controversial rezoning issue going down in flames Tuesday, the "ball is now back in the developer's court," as one opponent put it.
But Solon's "most basic and fundamental community planning document" hasn't been revised in more than 35 years, dating back to the mid-1970s.
Here are some of the more interesting stories you may have missed last week from the pages of the Chagrin Solon Sun pertaining to the city of Solon.
We all know Solon is the best suburb around, but Cleveland Magazine doesn't quite agree, ranking Solon as the second-best Cleveland suburb, just behind Bay Village.
It was unfair to expect the Fitch football team to have much of a chance against top- seeded Solon in its second round state playoff game without starting quarterback Demitrious Davis.
Elaine Stella Sheridan , 57, of South Solon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Springfield Regional Medical Center.
Yvonne Prettner Solon said her first parachute jump was peaceful.
After a predicted safe landing, Prettner Solon is slated to join Gov Mark Dayton and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for a news conference highlighting a national initiative to support military families.
Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon Skydives to Show Support.
Starbucks now open in Solon .
Local Solon Club Dog Members.
Sammy is a 1-year-old Australian Shepherd from Solon , OH.

In science:

Solon (2008): “Trends in Mens Earnings Volatility: What Does the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Show?,” Working Paper.
Changes in the Distribution of Income Volatility