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 A.B.C. Process (The)A.U.C. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A. E. I. O. U.
The device adopted by Frederick V., Archduke of Austria (the Emperor Frederick III.—1440–1493).   1
Austria Est Impërare Orbi Universo.
Alles Erdreich 1st Oesterreich Unterthan.
Austria’s Empire Is Overall Universal.
   To which wags added after the war of 1866,   2
Austria’s Emperor Is Ousted Utterly.
   Frederick II. of Prussia is said to have translated the motto thus:—   3
        “Austria Erit In Orbe Ultima” (Austria will one day be lowest in the world).

 A.B.C. Process (The)A.U.C. 


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