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 Imper’tinence (4 syl.).Imposition. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Impon’derables (Latin, things without weight).
 
Heat, light, electricity, and magnetism were, it was at one time supposed, the phenomena of imponderable substances; that of heat was called caloric. This theory is now exploded, but the hypothetical ether is without appreciable weight.   1
 


 Imper’tinence (4 syl.).Imposition. 

 
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