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Calvesʹ Head

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There are many ways of dressing a calf’s head. Many ways of saying or doing a foolish thing; a simpleton has many ways of showing his folly; or, generally, if one way wonʹt do we must try another. The allusion is to the great Calvesʹ Head Club banquet, when the board was laden with calvesʹ heads cooked in sundry ways and divers fashions.

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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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