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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Legem Pone.
 
Money paid down on the nail; ready money. The first of the psalms appointed to be read on the twenty-fifth morning of the month is entitled Legem pone, and March 25th is the great pay-day; in this way the phrase “Legem pone” became associated with cash down.   1
        “In this there is nothing to be abated; all their speech is legem pone.”—Minshall: Essayes Prison, p. 26.
       
“They were all in our service for the legem pone.
       
Ozell: Rabelais.
 


 Legal Tender (A).Legend 

 
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