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 All in the Wrong.All is not gold that glitters or glisters. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
All is lost
 
that is put in a riven dish. In Latin, “Pertsum quicquid infundtur in dolium, perit.” (It is no use helping the insolvent.)   1
 


 All in the Wrong.All is not gold that glitters or glisters. 

 
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