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Sorts

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Out of sorts. Not in good health and spirits. The French être dérangé explains the metaphor. If cards are out of sorts they are deranged, and if a person is out of sorts the health or spirits are out of order.

In printersʹ language it means out of some particular letter, in which case they substitute for a time another letter.

To run upon sorts. In printing, said of work which requires an unusual number of certain letters, etc.; as an index, which requires a disproportionate number of capitals.

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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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Sophia (St.)
Sophist, Sophistry, Sophism, Sophisticator, etc
Sorbonica
Sorbonne
Sorceress
Sordello
Sorites (Greek)
Sorrows of Werther
Sortēs Biblicæ
Sortes Virgilianæ
Sorts
Sosia
Sotadios or Sotadic Verse
Sothic Year
Soul
Soul Cakes
Soul and Spirit
Soul of a Goose or Capon
Sound
Sound Dues
Sound as a Bell