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Geneva Courage


Pot valour; the braggadocio which is the effect of having drunk too much gin. Gin is a corrupt contraction of Geneva, or, rather, of genièvre. The juniper-berry at one time used to flavour the extract of malt in the manufacture of gin. It may be used still in some qualities of gin. (See Dutch Courage.)

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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)
Genovefa (g soft)
Genre Painter (genre 1 syl.)