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 Sterling Money.Sternhold (Thomas) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stern.
 
To sit at the stern; At the stern of public affairs. Having the management of public affairs. The stern is the steer-erni.e. steer-place; and to sit at the stern is “to sit at the helm.”   1
       
“Sit at chiefest stern of public weal.”
       
Shakespeare: 1 Henry VI., i. 1.
 


 Sterling Money.Sternhold (Thomas) 

 
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