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 Les’trigons.Let Drive (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Let,
 
to permit, is the Anglo-Saxon lœt-an, to suffer or permit; but let (to hinder) is the verb lett-an. It is a pity we have dropped the second t in the latter word.   1
        “Oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, but was [have been] let hitherto.”—Romans i. 18.
 


 Les’trigons.Let Drive (To). 

 
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