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Aʹcres

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A Bob Acres—i.e., a coward. From Sheridan’s comedy called The Rivals. His courage always “oozed out at his fingersʹ ends.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Acme
Acmonian Wood (The)
Acoime tæ
Acolyte
Aconite
Acrasia (Self-indulgence)
Acrates
Acre
Acre-fight
Acre-shot
Acres
Acroamatics
Acroatic
Acrobat
Acropolis
Acrostic (Greek, akros stichos)
Acrostics
Act and Opponency
Act of Faith (auto da fé)
Act of God (An)
Actæon