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Debt of Nature

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To pay the debt of Nature. To die. Life is a loan, not a gift, and the debt is paid off by death.        

“The slender debt to Nature’s quickly paid.”

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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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Death-meal (A)
Death-watch
Death’s Head
Death’s Head on a Mopstick
Deaths-man
Debateable Land
Debon
Debonair [Le Débonnaire]
Débris
Debt of Nature
Decameron
Decamp
Decaniller
December. (Latin, the tenth month.)
Deception
Decide
Decimo
Deck
Decking Churches
Décolleté [da-coal-ta]