A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
DESTRICTUS ENSIS
[phrase]
Latin: “above whose impious head hangs a drawn sword” - a phrase describing any situation with a sense of impending doom, especially when the peril is visible and close at hand - regardless of whether the victim is in a position of power.

Etymology: by Roman 1st Century BC poet, Horace.
[M. C. Escher]

DESTRICTUS ENSIS

[phrase]

Latin: “above whose impious head hangs a drawn sword” - a phrase describing any situation with a sense of impending doom, especially when the peril is visible and close at hand - regardless of whether the victim is in a position of power.

Etymology: by Roman 1st Century BC poet, Horace.

[M. C. Escher]

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