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Anatʹomy

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He was like an anatomyi.e. a mere skeleton, very thin, like one whose flesh had been anatomised or cut off. Shakespeare uses atomy as a synonym. Thus the hostess Quickly says to the Beadle: “Thou atomy, thou !” and Doll Tearsheet caps the phrase with, “Come, you thin thing; come, you rascal.”—2 Henry IV., v. 4.

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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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