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Clipping Pace (A)

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Very fast. A clipper is a fast-sailing vessel.

“Leaving Bolus Head, we scudded on at a clipping pace, and the skiff yielded so much to the breeze that Bury said we must reef the mainsail.”—W. S. Trench: Realities of Irish Life, chap. x

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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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Climacteric Years
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Clipping Pace (A)
Cliquot (of Punch celebrity)
Cloacina
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