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 Abesta.Abhigit. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abey’ance
 
really means something gaped after (French, bayer, to gape). The allusion is to men standing with their mouths open, in expectation of some sight about to appear.   1
 


 Abesta.Abhigit. 

 
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