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Imp (Anglo-Saxon)

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A graft; whence also a child; as, “You little imp.” In hawking, “to imp a feather” is to engraft or add a new feather for a broken one. The needles employed for the purpose were called “imping needles.” Lord Cromwell, writing to Henry VIII., speaks of “that noble imp your son.”

Let us pray for … the king’s most excellent majesty and for … his beloved son Edward, our prince, that most angelic imp.”—Pathway to Prayer.

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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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Immolate
Immortal (The)
Immortal Four of Italy (The)
Immortal Three (The)
Immortal Tinker (The)
Immortals
Immortality
Immuring (Latin)
Imogen
Imogine
Imp (Anglo-Saxon)
Imp of Darkness (An)
Impanation
Impannata
Impar Congressus Achilli
Imperial (An)
Imperium in Imperio
Impertinence
Imponderables (Latin, things without weight)
Imposition
Imposition of Hands

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