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 Motion.Motu Pro’prio. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Motley.
 
Men of motley. Licensed fools; so called because of their dress.   1
       
“Motley is the only wear.”
       
Shakespeare: As You Like It, ii. 7.
 


 Motion.Motu Pro’prio. 

 
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