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 Aboll’a.Abomina’tion of Desolation (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abom’inate
 
(abominor, I pray that the omen may be averted; used on mentioning anything unlucky). As ill-omened things are disliked, so, by a simple figure of speech, what we dislike we consider ill-omened.   1
 


 Aboll’a.Abomina’tion of Desolation (The). 

 
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