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 Hiber’nia.Hick’athrift (Tom or Jack). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hic Ja’cets.
 
Tombstones, so called from the first two words of their inscriptions; “Here lies …”   1
       
“By the cold Hic Jacets of the dead.”
       
Tennyson: Idylls of the King (Vivien).
 


 Hiber’nia.Hick’athrift (Tom or Jack). 

 
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