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Meaning of "I have often seen Essex cheese quick enough"

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What is the origin of the phrase "Life's a (bitch|beach)"?

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What are the pronunciation and etymology of the dog's name "Tige"?

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What would a 1940s audience have understood from the phrase "wired for sound"?

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Origin of the exact phrase "cold iron"?

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Origin of the phrase "poles asunder"?

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Meaning and origin of the phrase "slips don't count"

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Is there a word for "the king who has a regent"?

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Verb for "say cryptically"

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Who is Augustus De Morgan's "New Zealander"?

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Word for "no longer dry"

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What does the term "beagles" mean in this WWI-era poem?

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What is a yard of (pudding, ale, etc.)?

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Pattern to Old English verbs-of-making-adjective?

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"Boards are made of wood; they are long and narrow."

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What's this "Jl. Sg." appended to a name in the Social Register?

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What's the origin of the phrase "fatal dower"?

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Origin of "another and a greater X"