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Scattered fragments, especially of written work.
- ‘We go picking up from year to year and laying side by side the disjecta membra of truth, as he who picked up one by one a row of a hundred stones, and returned with each separately to his basket.’
- ‘In a broader sense as well, the disjecta membra of truth must be gathered from far-flung places, in both a temporal and geographical sense.’
- ‘We are getting a little tired of this, and the compost heap has been put off limits to Man the Hunter - - they will just have to dispose of their disjecta membra at a sensible distance from the house.’
Latin, alteration of disjecti membra poetae (used by Horace) limbs of a dismembered poet.
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