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 Proro’gue (2 syl.).Prosce’nium, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pro.’s.
 
Professionals—that is, actors by profession.   1
       
“A big crowd slowly gathers,
And stretches across the street;
The pit door opens sharply,
And I hear the trampling feet;
And the quiet pro.’s pass onward
To the stage-door up the court.”
       
Sims: Ballads of Babylon; Forgotten, etc.
 


 Proro’gue (2 syl.).Prosce’nium, 

 
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