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Brace of Shakes

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In a brace of shakes. Very soon. (See Shakes.) Similar phrases are: “In the twinkling of an eye.” (See Eye.) “In the twinkling of a bed-post.” (See Bedpost.)

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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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Boy Bishop
Boycott (To)
Boyle Controversy
Boyle’s Law
Boyle Lectures
Boz
Bozzy
Brabançonne
Brabançons
Brace
Brace of Shakes
Brad amant or Bradamante
Bradshaw’s Guide
Bradwardine (Rose)
Brag
Braggadochio
Bragi
Bragi’s Apples
Bragi’s Story
Bragmardo
Brahma (Indian)