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 Taking a Sight.Tal’botype (3 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Taking Time by the Forelock.
Seize the present moment; “Carpe diem.” Time personified is represented with a lock of hair on his forehead but none on the rest of his head, to signify that time past cannot be used, but time present may be seized by the forelock.   1

 Taking a Sight.Tal’botype (3 syl.). 

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