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Lord Burleigh

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As significant as the shake of Lord Burleigh’s head. In The Critic, by Sheridan, is introduced a tragedy called the Spanish Armada. Lord Burleigh is supposed to be too full of State affairs to utter a word; he shakes his head, and Puff explains what the shake means.

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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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Loose-coat Field
Loose Fish (A)
Loose-girt Boy (The)
Loose-strife
Lorbrulgrud
Lord
Lord
Lord Burleigh
Lord Fanny
Lord Foppington
Lord, Lady
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