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Maron or Marron (French)

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A cat’s-paw (q.v.). “Se servir de la patte du chat pour tirer les marrons du feu;"” in Italian, “Cavarei marroni dal fuoco colla zampa del gatto.”

“Cʹest ne se point commettre à faire de lʹéclat

Et tirer les marrons de la patte du chat.”


LʹEtourdi, iii. 7.

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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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