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 Em.Embarras de Richesse. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Embargo.
 
To lay an embargo on him or it is to impose certain conditions before you give your consent. It is a Portuguese and Spanish word, meaning an order issued by authority to prevent ships leaving port for a fixed period.   1
 


 Em.Embarras de Richesse. 

 
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