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warmed-up cabbage; the dull repetition of a maxim or story1859Julian HomeI will not betray the mistakes he made, or dish up in this place the 'crambe repetita' of those Little-go anecdotes, which at this period of the year awaken the laughter of combination-rooms, and dissipate the dulness of Camford life.1882SterneTo the best of my own judgment the Sermons are—with but few and partial exceptions—of the most commonplace character; platitudinous with the platitudes of a thousand pulpits, and insipid with the crambe repetita of a hundred thousand homilies.