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Quʹen dit Metra (Louis XVI.)? Metra was a noted news-vender of Paris before the Revolution—a notability with a cocked hat, who went about with his hands folded behind his back.

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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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Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphic Words
Metaphysics (Greek, after-physics)
Metastasio
Metathesis
Methodical
Methodists
Methuen Treaty
Metonic Cycle (The)
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Metropolitan (A)
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Meum and Tuum
Mews
Mexitli
Mezentius
Mezzo Relievo
Mezzo Tinto (Italian, medium tint)
Mezzoramia
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