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A slave-girl, who impersonates the low moral development but real capacity for education of the negro race. Her reply to Aunt Ophelia, who questioned her as to her father and mother, is worthy Dickens. After maintaining that she had neither father nor mother, her solution of her existence was “I ʹspects I growed.” (Mrs. Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin.)

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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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Tooth
Tooth and Egg
Tooth and Nail
Top
Top-heavy
Top Ropes
Top-Sawyer
Topham
Tophet
Topic
Topsy
Topsy-turvy
Toralva
Tornea
Torquato—i.e
Torquemada (Inquisitor-general of Spain, 1420–1498)
Torr’s MSS.
Torralba (Doctor)
Torre (Sir)
Torricelli
Torso