A waste-basket; a place where things are stowed, too good to
destroy but not good enough to use. In School theology unbaptised
infants and good heathens go to Limbo. (Latin, limbus, the
edge.) They cannot go to heaven, because they are not baptised, and
they cannot go to the place of torment, because they have not committed
sin at all, or because their good preponderates. (See Milton:
Paradise Lost, bk. iii.) (See Araf.)
Go to limbo—that is, prison.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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