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Bum-bailiff

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The French pousse-cul seems to favour the notion that bum-bailiff is no corruption. These officers are frequently referred to as bums.

“Scout me for him at the corner of the orchard, like a bum-bailiff.”


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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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Bull-ring
Bull’s Eye
Bulls
Bullet
Bulletin
Bulling the Barrel
Bullion
Bully
Bully-boy (A)
Bully-rook
Bum-bailiff
Bum-boat
Bumble
Bumbledom
Bummarees
Bumper
Bumpkin
Bumptious
Bun
Bunch of Fives
Buncle (John)