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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A file or thread on which the records of the courts of justice were strung.


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  • Now I can hardly imagine that such Plays and Players as these, are included in the severe Censure of the Councils and Fathers; but such only who are truly within the Character given by Didacus de Tapia, cited by Mr. Collier, p. 276, viz. The Infamous Playhouse; a filace of contradiction to the strictness and sobriety of Religion; a place hated by God, and haunted by the Devil And for such I have as great an abhorrance as any man.

    An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Volume I


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