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disiecta membra

Scattered limbs; fragments of a work

Source: Latin Phrases Dictionary.

I realized that he was not so much inventing his own sentences as using the disiecta membra of other sentences, heard some time in the past, according to the present situation and the things he wanted to say

Source: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

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