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 Impar Congressus Achilli.Imperium in Imperio. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Imperial (An).
 
A tuft of hair on the chin, all the rest of the beard and all the whiskers being shaved off. So called from the Emperor Napoleon III., who set the fashion.   1
 


 Impar Congressus Achilli.Imperium in Imperio. 

 
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