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Stephens (Joanna)

professed to have made a very wonderful discovery, and Drummond, the banker, set on foot a subscription to purchase her secret. The sum, she asked was £5,000. When £1,500 had been raised by private subscription, government voted £3,500. The secret was a decoction of soap, swine’s cresses, honey, egg-shells, and snails, made into pills, and a powder to match. Joanna Stephens got the money and forthwith disappeared.

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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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Steeple-engine
Steeple-Jack (A)
Steeplechase
Stelvio
Stentor
Stentorian Lungs
Stentorophonic Voice
Stepfather and Father-in-law
Stephen
Stephen’s Bread (St.)
Stephens (Joanna)
Stepney Papers
Sterling Money
Stern
Sternhold (Thomas)
Sterry (in Hudibras)
Stewing in their own Gravy
Stick
Stickler
Stiff
Stigmata