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Old Man of the Sea

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In the story of Sinbad the Sailor, the Old Man of the Sea, hoisted on the shoulders of Sinbad, clung there and refused to dismount. Sinbad released himself from his burden by making the Old Man drunk. (Arabian Nights.)

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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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Old World
Old as Adam
Old as Methuselah
Old as the Hills
Old Age Restored to Youth
Old Dogs will not Learn New Tricks
Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
Old Man Eloquent
Old Man of the Moon (The)
Old Man of the Mountain
Old Man of the Sea
Oldbuck
Oldcastle (Sir John)
Oldenburg Horn
Oldest Nation
Oleum Adde Camino
Olibrius (An)
Olifaunt
Oligarchy [olly-gar-ky]
Olindo
Olio or Oglio

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Old Man of the Sea