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 Frances’ca da Rim’ini.Francis’cans, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Francis’s Distemper (St.).
 
Impecuniosity; being moneyless. Those of the Order of St. Francis were not allowed to carry any money about them.   1
        “I saw another case of gentlemen of St. Francis’s distemper.”—Rabelais: Pantagruel, v. 21.
 


 Frances’ca da Rim’ini.Francis’cans, 

 
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