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Strasburg Goose (A)

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A goose fattened, crammed, and confined in order to enlarge its liver. Metaphorically, one crammed with instruction and kept from healthy exercise in order to pass examinations.

“The anæmic, myopic, worn-out creature who comes to [the army]—a new kind of Strasburg goose.”—Nineteenth Century, January, 1893, p. 26.

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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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