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 Suo Marte (Latin).Supercil’ious (5 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Super, Supers.
 
In theatrical parlance, “supers” means supernumeraries, or persons employed to make up crowds, processions, dancing or singing choirs, messengers, etc., where little or no speaking is needed.   1
 


 Suo Marte (Latin).Supercil’ious (5 syl.). 

 
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