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 Proscrip’tion.Prose. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Prose
 
means straightforward speaking or writing (Latin, ora’tio pro’sai.e. proversa), in opposition to foot-bound speaking or writing, oratio vincta (fettered speech—i.e. poetry).   1
 


 Proscrip’tion.Prose. 

 
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