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Boues de St. Amand (Les)

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The mud baths of St. Amand (that is, St. Amand-les-Eaux, near Valenciennes, famous for its mineral waters). These mud-baths are a “sorte de limon qui se trouve près des eaux minérales.” By a figure of speech, one says, by way of reproof, to an insolent, foul-mouthed fellow, “I see you have been to the mud-baths of St. Amand.”

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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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