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 Imbroca’do (Spanish).Imbro’glio (Italian). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Imbroca’ta,
 
in fencing, is a thrust over the arm. (Italian.)   1
        “If your enemie bee cunning and skilfull, never stand about giving any foine or imbrocata, but this thrust or stoccata alone, neither it also [never attempt] unlesse you be sure to hit him.”—Saviolo: Practise of the Daello (1595).
 


 Imbroca’do (Spanish).Imbro’glio (Italian). 

 
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