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Grecian Stairs

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A corruption of greesing stairs. Greesings (steps) still survives in the architectural word grees, and in the compound word de-grees. There is still on the hill at Lincoln a flight of stone steps calledGrecian stairs.”

Paul stood on the greezen [i.e. stairs].”—Wicliffe: Acts xxi. 40.

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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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