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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Decrep’it.
 
Unable to make a noise. It refers rather to the mute voice and silent footstep of old age than to its broken strength. (Latin, de-crepo.)   1
 


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