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Upper Ten Thousand or The Upper Ten

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The aristocracy. The term was first used by N. P. Willis, in speaking of the fashionables of New York, who at that time were not more than ten thousand in number.

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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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Up the Spout
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Up-turning of his Glass
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Upper Storey
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