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Deʹficit (Madame)

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Marie Antoinette. So called because she was always demanding money of her ministers, and never had any. According to the Revolutionary song:        

“La Boulangère a des ecus,

Qui ne lui content guère.”

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(See Baker.)

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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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