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Exploʹsion

means literally, driven out by clapping the hands (Latin, exploʹdoi.e. ex-plaudo); hence the noise made by clapping the hands, a report made by ignited gunpowder, etc.

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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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Exit (Latin, he goes out)
Exodus
Exon
Exorbitant
Exoteric
Expectation Week
Experimental Philosophy
Experimentum Crucis (Latin)
Experto Crede
Explosion
Exponent
Exposé (French)
Express Train
Expressed Oils
Expression
Exquisite
Extensive
Exter
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