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Shrovetide Cocks

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Shrove Tuesday used to be the great “Derby Day” of cock-fighting in England.

“Or martyr beat, like Shrovetide cocks, with bats.”


Peter Pindar: Subjects for Painters.

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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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