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Tulcan Bishops

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Certain Scotch bishops appointed by James I., with the distinct understanding that they were to hand over a fixed portion of the revenue to the patron. A tulcan is a stuffed calfskin, placed under a cow that withholds her milk. The cow, thinking the “tulcan” to be her calf, readily yields her milk to the milk-pail.

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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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Tub-woman (A)
Tuba [happiness]
Tuck
Tucker
Tuffet (A)
Tuft
Tuft-hunter
Tug
Tug of War (The)
Tuileries (Paris) [tile-kilns]
Tulcan Bishops
Tulip
Tulip Mania
Tumbledown Dick
Tun
Tunding
Tune the Old Cow Died of (The)
Tuneful Nine
Tuning Goose
Tunisian
Tunkers