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 Sub Cuitro Liquit.Sub Jo’ve (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sub Hasta.
 
By auction. When an auction took place among the Romans, it was customary to stick a spear in the ground to give notice of it to the public. In London we hang from the first-floor window a strip of bed-room carpet.   1
 


 Sub Cuitro Liquit.Sub Jo’ve (Latin). 

 
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