RARA-AVIS: OT, as they say on some groups

From: Marianne Macdonald ( marianne.macdonald@lineone.net)
Date: 26 Jul 2005

> The early origin of this latin expression comes from Juvenal : Rara
> avis
> in terris (- a rare bird on earth...). in his major work: The Satires
> (around 115 AD).
> I suppose Hammett knew the latin expression that became more common as
> "Rara avis"...

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