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Pocket Borough (A)

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A borough where the influence of the magnate is so powerful as to be able to control the election of any candidate he may choose to support. Well nigh a thing of the past since the introduction of voting by ballot.

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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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Plush (John)
Pluto
Pluto
Plutonic Rocks
Plutus
Plymouth Brethren
Plymouth Cloak (A)
Pocahontas
Pocket (diminutive of poche, a pouch)
Pocket an Insult (To)
Pocket Borough (A)
Pocket Judgment (A)
Pocket Pistol (A)
Pocket Pistol (Queen Bess’s)
Poco
Pococurante
Pococurantism
Podgers
Podsnap
Podsnappery
Poe (Edgar Allan)

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Pocket Borough