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A toady. One who does the dirty work of another. It was once thought that the jackals hunted in troops to provide the lion with prey, hence they were called the “lion’s providers.” No doubt the lion will at times avail himself of the jackal’s assistance by appropriating prey started by these “hunters,” but it would be folly to suppose that the jackal acted on the principle of vos non vobis. (See Honey-comb.)

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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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Jack of Dover
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Jack Out of Office
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Jack the Ripper
Jack and James
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Jacob’s Ladder
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