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 Wisp of Straw (A).Wits. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wit.
 
To wit, viz. that is to say. A translation of the French savoir. Wit is the Anglo-Saxon witan (to know). I divide my property into four parts, to wit, or savoir, or namely, or that is to say … .   1
 


 Wisp of Straw (A).Wits. 

 
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