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 Ecce Signum.Eccentric Sensation. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Eccen’tric
 
means deviating from the centre; hence irregular, not according to rule. Originally applied to those planets which wander round the earth, like comets, the earth not being in the centre of their orbit. (Latin, ex centrum.)   1
 


 Ecce Signum.Eccentric Sensation. 

 
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