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Dew-beaters

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The feet; shoes to resist the wet.

Hold out your dew-beaters till 1 take off the darbies [iron shoes or fetters].”—Peveril of the Peak.

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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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