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Geneva Bible (The)


The wine cup or beer pot. The pun is on Geneva, which is the synonym of gin. (Latin, bibo, I drink [gin].)

“Eh bien, Gudyil, lui dit le vieux major, quelle diable de discipline? Vous avez déjà lu la Bible de Genève ce matin.”—Les Puritains dʹEcosse. part iii. chap. 2.

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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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General Funk
General Issue
Generalissimo (g soft)
Generous (g soft)
Geneura (g soft)
Geneva (g soft)
Geneva Bible
Geneva Bible (The)
Geneva Bull
Geneva Courage
Geneva Doctrines
Geneva Print (Reading)
Geneviève (St.)
Genii King
Genitive Case
Genius, Genii (Roman mythology)
Genius Loci (Latin)