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Plain (The)

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The Girondists were so called in the National Convention, because they sat on the level floor or plain of the hall. After the overthrow of the Girondists this part of the House was called the marsh or swamp (marais), and included such members as were under the control of the Mountain (q.v.).

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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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Pitt Diamond or The Regent
Pitt’s Mark
Pitt’s Pictures or Billy Pitt’s Pictures
Pittacus (Greek, Pittakos)
Pittance
Pixies
Pixy-led (Devonshire), Poake-ledden (Worcestershire)
Place aux Dames
Placebo
Plagiarist
Plain (The)
Plain Dealer (The)
Plan of Campaign (The)
Planets
Planet-struck
Plank (A)
Plank
Plantagenet
Plaster of Paris
Plate (A)
Platen

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