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 Parcæ.Pardon Bell. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Parchment.
 
So called from Per’gamon in Lesser Asia, where it was used for purposes of writing when Ptol’emy prohibited the exportation of paper from Egypt.   1
 


 Parcæ.Pardon Bell. 

 
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