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Cub

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An ill-mannered lout. The cub of a bear is said to have no shape until its dam has licked it into form.

“A bear’s a savage beast, of all

Most ugly and unnatural;

Whelped without form until the dam

Has licked it into shape and frame.”


Butler: Hudibras, i. 3.

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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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