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 Despair.Destruction. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dessert’
 
means simply the cloth removed (French, desservir, to clear the cloth); and dessert is that which comes after the cloth is removed.   1
 


 Despair.Destruction. 

 
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