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 Qui-Tam.Quia Emptores. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Qui Vive? (French).
 
Who goes there? The challenge of a sentinel.   1
   To be on the qui vive. On the alert; to be quick and sharp; to be on the tip-toe of expectation, like a sentinel. (See above.)   2
 


 Qui-Tam.Quia Emptores. 

 
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