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Black Doll (A)

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The sign of a marine store shop. The doll was a dummy dressed to indicate that cast-off garments were bought.

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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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Black-foot
Blackfoot (The)
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