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 Portugue’se (3 syl.).Posse. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Po’ser.
 
The bishop’s examining chaplain; the examiner at Eton for the King’s College fellowship. (Welsh, posiaw, to examine; French, poser; Latin, pono.) Hence, a puzzling question.   1
 


 Portugue’se (3 syl.).Posse. 

 
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