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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Hot Water
 
My bottle of pale sherry, Dinah—place it on this side—there is a good girl; and Toby—get my jug with the hot water, and let it be boiling—and don’t spill it on Lady Penelope, if you can help it, Toby.
No; for her ladyship has been in hot water to-day already, said the squire.
        Scott.—St. Ronan’s Well, Chapter IV.
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