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Bardolph

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One of Falstaff’s inferior officers. Falstaff calls him “the knight of the burning lamp,” because his nose was so red, and his face so “full of meteors.” He is a low-bred, drunken swaggerer, without principle, and poor as a church mouse. (Merry Wives; Henry IV., i., ii.)

We must have better assurance for Sir John than Bardolf’s. We like not the security.”—Lord Macaulay.

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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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Barber’s Pole
Barbican (The) or Barbacan
Barbier
Barcarole
Barcelona (A)
Barclayans
Barcochebah or Barchõchebas (Shimeon)
Bardesanists
Bardit
Bardo deBardi
Bardolph
Bards
Barebone Parliament (The)
Barefaced
Barefooted
Bare Poles
Bargain
Bark
Barker
Barktan
Barlaham

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