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invoked by Thomson in his Autumn, was Arthur Onslow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, termed clarum ac veneraʹbile nomen. It was said of him that “his knowledge of the Constitution was only equalled by his attachment to it.”

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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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On dit (French)
On the Loose
On the Shelf
One-horse System (A)
One - horse Universities
One Step from the Sublime to the Ridiculous
One too Many for Him (I was)
One Touch of Nature Makes the whole World Kin
Onion Pennies
Only (The)
Onus (Latin)
Onus Probandi
Opal of Alphonso XII. (of Spain)
Open Air Mission
Open Question (An)
Open Secret (An)
Open, Sesamë
Open the Ball (To)