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Meche (French)


Ily a mèche,” the same as “Il y a moyen;” so the negative “Il nʹy a pas mèche” (there is no possibility). The Dictionnaire du Bas-langage says:

“Dans le langage typographique, lorsque des ouvriers viennent proposer leurs services dans quelque imprimerie, ils demandent sʹil y a mèchei.e. si lʹon peut les; occuper. Les compositeurs demandent ‘sʹil y a mèche pour la casse,ʹ et les pressiers demandent ‘sʹil y a mèche pour la presse.ʹ”—Vol. ii. p. 122.

“Soit mis dedans ceste caverne

De nul honneur il nʹy a maiche.”

Moralité de la Vendition de Joseph.

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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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