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Aitch-bone

of beef. Corruption of “Naitch-bone,” i.e. the haunch-bone (Latin, nates, a haunch or buttock).

Similarly, “an apron” is a corruption of a napperon; “an adder” is a corruption of a nadder (Old Eng., nœddre). In other words, we have reversed the order; thus “a newt” is an ewt; “a nag” is an ög (Danish). Latin, eq[uus], a horse.

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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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