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Blade

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A knowing blade, a sharp fellow; a regular blade, a buck or fop. (Anglo-Saxon, blad or blœd, a branch or sprig.)

Blœd = “branch,” whence “fruit, prosperity, glory,” etc. The compound, Blœd-dœg = a prosperous day; blœd-gifa, a glory-giver, i.e. a king, a “regular blade.”

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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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