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 Rest on One’s Oars.Restora’tionists. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Res’tive (2 syl.)
 
means inclined to resist, resist-ive, obstinate or self-willed. It has nothing to do with rest (quiet).   1
 


 Rest on One’s Oars.Restora’tionists. 

 
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