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Bartholomew Fair

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Held in West Smithfield (1133–1855) on St. Bartholomew’s Day.

A Bartholomew doll. A tawdry, overdressed woman; like a flashy, bespangled doll offered for sale at Bartholomew Fair.

A Bartholomew pig. A very fat person. At Bartholomew Fair one of the chief attractions used to be a pig, roasted whole, and sold piping hot. Falstaff calls himself,

“A little tidy Bartholomew boar-pig.”—2 Henry IV. ii. 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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Barring-out
Barrister
Barristers Bags
Barristers Gowns
Barry Cornwall, poet
Barsanians
Bar-sur-Aube (Prévot)
Bartholo
Bartholomew (St.)
Bartholomew Fair
Barthram’s Dirge (in Sir Walter Scott’s Border Minstrelsy)
Bartoldo
Bartole
Bartolist
Barzillai
Bas Bleu
Base
Base Tenure
Base of Operation
Bashaw

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