[Ads-l] exergual

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 9 00:34:26 UTC 2014


1989 David Bevan _Literature and War_  (Amsterdam: Rodopi) 3: It is evident
that exergual quotations can serve not only to encapsulate emblematic
wisdom but also to reveal egregious folly.

Not, as OED and MW would have it, inscribed on a coin, but printed as an
epigraph.

JL

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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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