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dementia americana
 n.— «The County court met Monday to pass on the sanity of Tony Hood. In the court’s opinion the case was found to be a bona fide case of insanity, unalloyed with “Dementia Americana” exaggerated ego or any other new fangled phase of insanity, and the boy was ordered to the Farmington asylum, Sheriff Barrow accompanying him to that place Tuesday morning.» —“Local Happenings” Wayne County Journal (Mo.) Jan. 30, 1908. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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