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Ex Luce Lucellum


To make a gain out of light; to make a cheeseparing from lucifer-matches. When Robert Lowe proposed to tax lucifer-matches, he suggested that the boxes should be labelled Ex luce lucellum. (Parliamentary Reports, 1871.)

Lucifer aggrediens ex luce haurire lucellum

Incĭdit in tenĕbras; lex nova fumus erat.”

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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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