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Lamb

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Cold lamb. A schoolboy’s joke. Setting a boy on a cold marble or stone hearth. Horace (Sat. i. 5, 22) has “Dotāre lumbos,” which may have suggested the pun.

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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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