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Thin as a Whipping-post

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As a lath; as a wafer. (See Similes.)

“I assure you that, for many weeks afterwards, I was as thin as a whipping-post.”—Kingston The Three Admirals, chap. vi.


“‘I wish we had something to eat,ʹ said Tom. ‘I shall grow as thin as a whipping-post … I suspect.ʹ”—Kingston: The Three Admirals, chap. xi.

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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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