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The common legend is, that when Tromp, the Dutch admiral, appeared on our coast, he hoisted a broom on his ship, to signify his intention of sweeping the ships of England from the sea; and that the English admiral hoisted a horsewhip to indicate his intention of drubbing the Dutch. According to this legend, the pennant symbolises a horsewhip, and it is not unfrequently called “the whip.”

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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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Penelophon
Penelva
Penetralia
Penfeather (Lady Penelope)
Peninsular War
Penitential Psalms
Penmanship
Penmanship
Pennals [pen-cases]
Pennalism
Pennant
Penniless (The)
Penny (in the sense of pound)
Penny (A)
Penny-a-liner (A)
Penny Dreadfuls
Penny-father (A)
Penny Gaff (A)
Penny Hop (A)
Penny Lattice-house (A)
Penny Pots

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