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Smec (in Hudibras)

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A contraction of Smectymnuus, a word made from the initial letters of five rebels—

Edward Calamy.

Thomas Young.

Matthew Newcomen.

William Spurstow, who wrote a book against Episcopacy and the Common Prayer. (See Notarica.)

“The handkerchief about the neck,

Canonical cravat of Smec.”


Butler: Hudibras, pt. i. 5.

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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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