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 DiligenceDilly (plural, Dillies). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Diligence.
 
A four-wheeled stage-coach, drawn by four or more horses. Common in France before the introduction of railroads. The pun is well known.   1
        Si vis placre magistro, utre diligentia (i.e. his diligence).
 


 DiligenceDilly (plural, Dillies). 

 
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