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After Meat, Mustard

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In Latin, “Post bellum, auxilium.” We have also, “After death, the doctor,” which is the German, “Wann der kranke ist todt, so kommt der arztnei” (when the patient’s dead, comes the physic). To the same effect is “When the steed is stolen, lock the stable door.” Meaning, doing a thing, or offering service when it is too late, or when there is no longer need thereof.

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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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Affect
lAffection aveugle raison (French)
Affront
Afraid
Africa
African Sisters (The)
Afriet
Aft
After-cast
After-clap
After Meat, Mustard
After us, the Deluge
Aft-meal
Agag
Agamarshana
Agamemnon
Aganicē
Aganippe
Agape
Agapemone
Agape tæ