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 Lie Direct (The).Lie hath no Feet (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lie Quarrelsome (The).
 
To tell one flat and plump “You lie.” Touchstone calls this “the countercheck quarrelsome.”   1
        “If again [the fifth time] it was not well cut, he would say I lied: this is called the countercheck quarrelsome.’”—Shakespeare: As You Like It, v 4.
 


 Lie Direct (The).Lie hath no Feet (A). 

 
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