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 Posse Comita’tus (Latin).Post 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Posset
 
properly means a drink taken before going to bed; it was milk curdled with wine.   1
        “In his morning’s draught … his concerves or cates … and when he goeth to bedde his posset smoaking hot.”—Man in the, Moone (1609).
 


 Posse Comita’tus (Latin).Post 

 
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