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Gamps and Harrises

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Workhouse nurses, real or supposititious. (See Gamp.)

“Mr. Gathorne Hardy is to look after the Gamps and Harrises of Lambeth and the Strand.”—The Daily Telegraph.

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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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Game-leg
Game for a Spree
Game is not worth the Candle (The)
Game’s Afoot (The)
Gamelyn
Gammer (g hard)
Gammer Gurton’s Needle
Gammon (g hard)
Gammut, or Gamut (g hard)
Gamp (Mrs.)
Gamps and Harrises
Ganabim
Gander (g hard)
Gander-cleugh
Gander-month
Ganelon (g hard)
Ganem (g hard)
Ganesa (g hard)
Gang a-gley (To)
Gang-board, or Gang-way (g hard)
Gang-day (g hard)