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infoman commented on the word Mirabile dictu
1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula .... And then, mirabile dictu, between the piers, leaping from wave to wave as it rushed at headlong speed, swept the strange schooner before the blast, with all sail set, and gained the safety of the harbour.
December 31, 2009
From Latin, mirabilis (“wonderful”) + dictum, supine of dico (“speak, tell”) / http://goo.gl/77YX