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George aʹ Green

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As good as George aʹ Green. Resolute-minded; one who will do his duty come what may. George aʹ Green was the famous pinder or pound-keeper of Wakefield, who resisted Robin Hood, Will Scarlett, and Little John single-handed when they attempted to commit a trespass in Wakefield.

“Were ye bold as George-a-Green,

I shall make bold to turn again.”


Samuel Butler: Hudibras.

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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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