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to fish out; to find out by skill or laborious investigation; to search out. To expiscate principles. Dr.Burton has with much ingenuity endeavord to expiscate the truth which may be involved in them. (W. L. Alexander)

Origin: L. Expiscatus, p.p. Of expiscari to fish out; ex out_piscari to fish, piscis fish.

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