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DISCU’MBENCY. n.s.

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DISCU’MBENCY. n.s. [discumbens, Latin.] The act of lean-
ing at meat, after the ancient manner.
The Greeks and Romans used the custom of discumbency at
meals, which was on their left side; for so their right hand
was free and ready for service. Brown’s Vulgar Errours.