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Hawk nor Buzzard (Neither)

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Of doubtful social position—too good for the kitchen, and not good enough for the family. Private governesses and pauperised gentlefolk often hold this unhappy position. They are not hawks to be fondled and petted—the “tasselled gentlemen” of the days of falconry—nor yet buzzards—a dull kind of falcon synonymous with dunce or plebeian. In French, “Nʹêtre ni chair ni poisson,” “Neither fiesh, fowl, nor good red herring.”

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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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