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Paint the Lion (To)

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on board ship, means to strip a person naked and then smear the body all over with tar. (See Notes and Queries, 6th August, 1892.)

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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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Padua
Paduasoy or Padësoy
Pæan
Pæan
Pagan
Pagan Works of Art
Page
Page (Mr. and Mrs.)
Pagoda
Paint
Paint the Lion (To)
Painter
Painter of the Graces
Painter of Nature
Painters and Artists
Painting
Pair Off
Paishdadian Dynasty
Paix
Pal (A)
Palaee