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Date: 1670, rev. 1678

"To chew the cud upon a thing ... To consider of a thing, to revolve it in one's mind: to ruminate, which is the name of this action, is used in the same sense both in Latin and English."

— Ray [formerly Wray], John (1627-1705)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.