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1221614.  Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:47 pm Reply with quote

Looking for an etymology-loving elf to elucidate what this means. Title of John Aubrey's Brief Lives. Not even Persus' Latin Library, or Wiktionary, can help me out.

1221616.  Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:53 pm Reply with quote

Merriam-Webster gives this:

archaic: an extemporaneous action (as in writing) : something done offhand


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