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 Gallice’næ.Gallicum Merleburgæ. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gall’icism (g hard).
 
A phrase or sentence constructed after the French idiom; as, “when you shall have returned home you will find a letter on your table.” Government documents are especially guilty of this fault. In St. Matt. xv. 32 is a Gallicism: “I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat.” (Compare St. Mark viii. 2.)   1
 


 Gallice’næ.Gallicum Merleburgæ. 

 
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