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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Seven Years’ Lease.
 
Leases run by seven years and its multiples, from the ancient notion of what was termed “climacteric years,” in which life was supposed to be in special peril. (Levinus Lemnius.) (See CLIMACTERIC YEARS.)   1
 


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