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 Continence of a Scip’io.Contin’gent (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Continental System.
A name given to Napoleon’s plan for shutting out Great Britain from all commerce with the continent of Europe. He forbade under pain of war any nation of Europe to receive British exports, or to send imports to any of the British dominions. It began Nov. 21st, 1806.   1

 Continence of a Scip’io.Contin’gent (A). 

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