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 Leaves without Figs.Le’da and the Swan. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Led Captain (A).
An obsequious person, who dances attendance on the master and mistress of a house, for which service he has a knife and fork at the dinner table. He is led like a dog, and always graced with the title of captain.   1

 Leaves without Figs.Le’da and the Swan. 


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