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 Precious Stones.Prel’ate 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Preco’cious
 
means ripened by the sun before it has attained its full growth; premature; a development of mind or body beyond one’s age. (Latin, prœ coquo.)   1
        “Many precocious trees, and such as have their spring in winter, may be found.”—Brown.
 


 Precious Stones.Prel’ate 

 
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