Hypothetical stock, entered in “salted accounts,” to give a
colourable balance “to the good.” (Hebrew ziphr, a book.) (Vidocq: Les Voleurs, vol. ii. pp. 81, 87.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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