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Bottle

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Looking for a needle in a bottle of hay. Looking for a very small article amidst a mass of other things. Bottle is a diminutive of the French botte, a bundle; as botte de foin, a bundle of hay.

Hang me in a bottle. (See Cat.)

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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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Boss
Bossum
Bostal
Botanomancy
Botany
Botch
Bother
Bothie System
Botley Assizes
Bottes
Bottle
Bottle-chart
Bottle-holder
Bottle-imps
Bottle-washer (Head)
Bottled Beer
Bottled Moonshine
Bottom
Bottom (Nick)
Bottomless
Botty

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