hic jacet

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hic jacet

A Latin phrase meaning "here lies" that is often inscribed on gravestones. This headstone is a mystery—it says "Hic jacet" with no name underneath!
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Minister for Police Bill Byrne said the JACET model would only strengthen what Queenslands law enforcement agencies were already doing to combat this abhorrent crime type, and identify those who prey on the youngest and most vulnerable.
Its inscription reads: HIC JACET QUODDAM EX AQUA LONGIORE EXCERPTUM (Here lies an excerpt from a longer stretch of water).
The Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police signed the JACET Memorandum of Understanding at today's joint Commonwealth-State Law, Crime and Community Safety Council meeting in Geelong, where the nation's Attorneys General and Police and Emergency Services Ministers met for the second time this year to discuss national law enforcement strategies.
The JACET model will only strengthen law enforcement agencies' efforts to combat this abhorrent crime type and identify those who prey on the youngest and most vulnerable," Mr Clark said.
This is the 'there' most relevant to Hopkins's sensibility: the most opposed to the common 'here' of mortal existence, close neighbour as that is to 'here lies'--'the cold Hic Jacets of the dead'.