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Gibʹbet (g soft)


A foot-pad, who “piqued himself on being the best-behaved man on the road.” (George Farquhar: Beaūxʹ Stratagem.)

To gibbet the bread (Lincolnshire). When bread turns out ropy and is supposed to be bewitched, the good dame runs a stick through it and hangs it in the cupboard. It is gibbeted in terrorem to other batches.

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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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(5) Giants of Mythology
(6) Giants of Real Life
Giant’s Causeway
Giants Dance (The)
Giant’s Leap (The)
Giants War with Jove (The)
Giaour (jow-er)
Gib (g soft)
Gib Cat
Gibberish (g hard)
Gibbet (g soft)
Giblets (The Duke of)
Gibraltar (g soft)
Gif Gaff
Gig (g hard)
Giggle (g hard)