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 A’pis,Apocalyp’tic Number. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Aplomb
 
means true to the plumbline, but is generally used to express that self-possession which arises from perfect self-confidence. We also talk of a dancer’s aplomb, meaning that he is a perfect master of his art. (French. à plomb.)   1
        “Here exists the best stock in the world … men of aplomb and reserve, of great range and many moods, of strong instincts, yet apt for culture.”—Emerson: English Traits, p. 130.
 


 A’pis,Apocalyp’tic Number. 

 
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