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Abridge

is not formed from the word bridge; but comes from the Latin abbreviāre, to shorten, from brevis (short), through the French abréger (to shorten).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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