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Potwallopers

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before the passing of the Reform Bill (1832), were those who claimed a vote because they had boiled their own pot in the parish for six months. (Saxon, weallan to boil; Dutch, opwallen, our wallop.)

Strictly speaking, a pot-walloper is one who wallops or boils his own pot-au-feu.

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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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