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Man of Whipcord (A)


A coachman. The reference is to his whip.

“He would not have suffered the coachman to proceed while the horses were unfit for service… . Yet the man of whipcord escaped some severe … reproach.”—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary, i.

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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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