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 Crescent City (The).Cressell’e (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cres’cit.
 
Crescit sub pon’dere Virtus (Virtue thrives best in adversity). The allusion is to the palm-tree, which grows better when pressed by an incumbent weight.   1
   Many plants grow the better for being pressed, as grass, which is wonderfully improved by being rolled frequently with a heavy roller, and by being trodden down by sheep.   2
 


 Crescent City (The).Cressell’e (2 syl.). 

 
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