Pretended or mongrel Latin. An excellent example is Stevens'
definition of a kitchen: As the law classically expresses it, a kitchen
“camera necessaria pro usus cookare; cum saucepannis, stewpannis,
scullero, dressero, coalholo,
stovis, smoak-jacko; pro roastandum, boilandum, fryandum, et
A Law Report
(Daniel v. Dishclout).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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