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 Grave.Grave-diggers (Hamlet). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Grave.
 
Solemn, sedate, and serious in look and manner. This is the Latin gravis, grave; but “grave,” a place of interment, is the Anglo-Saxon grœf, a pit; verb, graf-an, to dig.   1
   More grave than wise. “Tertius e cœlo cecdit Cato.   2
 


 Grave.Grave-diggers (Hamlet). 

 
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