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Geneva Print (Reading)


Drinking gin or whisky.

“‘Why, John,ʹ said the veteran, ‘what a discipline is this you have been keeping? You have been reading Geneva print this morning already.ʹ ‘I have been reading the Litany,ʹ said John. shaking his head, with a look of drunken gravity.”—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. xi.

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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 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.)
Gens Braccata
Gens Togata