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Stafford Law

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Club law. A beating. The pun is on the word staff, a stick. (Italian, Braccésca licenza.) (Florio, p. 66.) (See above.)

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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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Squib (A)
Squint-eyed [Guercino]
Squintifego
Squire of Dames
Stabat Mater
Stable-door
Stable Keys
Staff
Staff of Life (The)
Stafford
Stafford Law
Stag
Stags
Stagirite or Stagyrite
Stain
Stalking-horse
Stammerer (The)
Stamp
Stampede
Stand
Stand Nunky (To)