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Desʹultory

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Those who rode two or more horses in the circus of Rome, and used to leap from one to the other, were called desultoʹres; hence desultor came in Latin to mean one inconstant, or who went from one thing to another; and desultory means after the manner of a desultor.

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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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