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Notarica

A principle by which the first letter of each word in the expression is used alone

A. E. I. O. U.

Austria's Empire Is Overall Universal. (See A. E. I. O. U.)

Æra

A ER. A—i.e. Anno ERat Augusti. (See Æra.)

Cabal

Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington, Lauderdale. (See Cabal.)

Clio

Chelsea, London, Islington, Office. (See Clio.)

Hempe

“When hempe is spun England is done.” Henry, Edward, Mary, Philip, Elizabeth. (See Hempe.)

Hip! hip! hurrah!

Hierosolyma Est Perdita. (See Hip.)

Ichthus

Iesous CHristos THeou Uios Soter. (See Ichthus.)

I. T. N. O. T. G. A. O. T. U.

(It-not-ga-otu)—i.e. In The Name Of The Great Architect Of The Universe. A Freemason's notarica.

Kole

King's Own Light Infantry (the 51st Foot).

Limp

Louis, Iames, Mary, Prince. (See Limp.)

Maccabees

Mi Camokah, Baelim Jehovah. (See Maccabzeus.)

News

North, East, West, South. (See News.)

Smectymnuus

Stephen Marshall, Edmund Calamy, Thomas Young, Matthew Newcomen, Unilliam Spurstow. (See Smec.)

Tory

True Old Royal Yeoman.

The following palindrome may be added: E.T.L.N.L.T.E. Eat to live, Never live to eat. In Latin thus: E.U.V.N.V.U.R. Edas ut vivas, ne vivas ut edas.

Whig

We Hope In God.

Wise

Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England—i.e. Wales, Ireland, and Scotland added to England.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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