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Skin a Flint

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To be very exacting in making a bargain. The French say, “Tondre sur un œuf.” The Latin, lana capriʹna (goat’s wool), means something as worthless as the skin of a flint or fleece of an eggshell. (See Skinflint.)

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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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