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Malt … Meal

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When the malt gets aboon the meal. When persons, after dinner, get more or less fuddled.

“When the malt begins to get aboon the meal, theyʹll begin to speak about government in kirk and state.”—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. iv

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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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