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2. Blow (To)

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“But when the blast of war blows in our ears,

Let us be tigers in our fierce deportment.”


Shakespeare: Henry V., iii. 1.

To blow. To inform against a companion; to “peach.” The reference is to the announcing of knights by blast of trumpet.

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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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