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Stafford

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He has had a treat in Stafford Court. He has been thoroughly cudgelled. Of course the pun is on the word staff, a stick. The French have a similar phrase—“Il a esté au festin de Martin Baston” (He has been to Jack Drum’s entertainment).

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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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Squash
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

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