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 for And so forth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forth \Forth\, v.[AS. for[eth], fr. for akin to D. voort, G.
     fort [root]78. See Fore, For, and cf. Afford,
     Further, adv.]
     1. Forward; onward in time, place, or order; in advance from
        a given point; on to end; as, from that day forth; one,
        two, three, and so forth.
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              Lucas was Paul's companion, at the leastway from the
              sixteenth of the Acts forth.          --Tyndale.
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              From this time forth, I never will speak word.
                                                    --Shak.
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              I repeated the Ave Maria; the inquisitor bad me say
              forth; I said I was taught no more.   --Strype.
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     2. Out, as from a state of concealment, retirement,
        confinement, nondevelopment, or the like; out into notice
        or view; as, the plants in spring put forth leaves.
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              When winter past, and summer scarce begun,
              Invites them forth to labor in the sun. --Dryden.
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     3. Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.
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              I have no mind of feasting forth to-night. --Shak.
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     4. Throughly; from beginning to end. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     And so forth, Back and forth, From forth. See under
        And, Back, and From.
  
     Forth of, Forth from, out of. [Obs.] --Shak.
  
     To bring forth. See under Bring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  And \And\, conj. [AS. and; akin to OS. endi, Icel. enda, OHG.
     anti, enti, inti, unti, G. und, D. en, OD. ende. Cf, An if,
     Ante-.]
     1. A particle which expresses the relation of connection or
        addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a
        clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.
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     Note: (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are
           women and women," that is, two very different sorts of
           women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of
           which is modificatory of the other, are connected by
           and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel,"
           that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and
           outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair
           character, --Schmidt's Shak. Lex.
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     2. In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to,
        especially after try, come, go.
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              At least to try and teach the erring soul. --Milton.
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     3. It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.
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              When that I was and a little tiny boy. --Shak.
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     4. If; though. See An, conj. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              As they will set an house on fire, and it were but
              to roast their eggs.                  --Bacon.
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     And so forth, and others; and the rest; and similar things;
        and other things or ingredients. The abbreviation, etc.
        (et cetera), or &c., is usually read and so forth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  and so forth
      adv 1: continuing in the same way [syn: and so forth, and so
             on, etcetera, etc.]

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