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 Orts.Ortwine (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ortus.
 
Ortus a quercu, non a sal’ice.” Latin for “sprung from an oak, and not from a willow”—i.e. stubborn stuff; one that cannot bend to circumstances.   1
 


 Orts.Ortwine (2 syl.). 

 
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