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Devil’s Mass (The)


Swearing at everybody and everything.

“Whin a bad egg is shut av the army, he says the devil’s mass … . anʹ manes svearinʹ at ivrything, from the commandher-in-chief down to the room-corpʹril.”—Soldiers Three, p. 95.

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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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Devil’s Candle
Devil’s Current (The)
Devil’s Daughter’s Portion (The)
Devil’s Den
Devil’s Dust
Devil’s Dyke (The)
Devil’s Four-Poster (The)
Devil’s Frying-pan (The)
Devil’s Livery (The)
Devil’s Luck (The)
Devil’s Mass (The)
Devil’s Nostrils (The)
Devil’s Own
Devil’s Paternoster (To say the)
Devil’s Snuff-box (The)
Devil’s Tattoo (The)
Devil’s Throat (The)
Devils (in Dante’s Divine Comedy):
Devonshire Poet