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Forty-five

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No. 45. The celebrated number of Wilkes’s North Britain, in which the Cabinet Ministers are accused of putting a lie into the king’s mouth.

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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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Fortiter in Re (Latin)
Fortunate Islands
Fortunatus
Fortune
Fortunio
Forty
Forty Stripes save One
Forty Thieves
Forty Winks
Forty-five
Forwards (Marshal)
Foscari (Francis)
Foss (Corporal)
Foss-way
Fossa et Furca [pit and gallows]
Fossils
Foster Brother or Sister
Fou Drunk
Foul Proof
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