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 Fac’tor.Fad (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Facto’tum.
 
One who does for his employer all sorts of services. Sometimes called a Johan’nes Facto’tum. Our “Jack-of-all-trades” does not mean a factotum, but one who does odd jobs for anyone who will pay him. (Latin, faccre totum, to do everything required.)   1
 


 Fac’tor.Fad (A). 

 
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