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 Abreast.Abroach. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abridge
 
is not formed from the word bridge; but comes from the Latin abbrevire, to shorten, from brevis (short), through the French abréger (to shorten).   1
 


 Abreast.Abroach. 

 
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