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Wooden Sword

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To wear the wooden sword. To keep back sales by asking too high a price. Fools used to wear wooden swords or “daggers of lath.”

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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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