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 Light as a Feather.Light Gains make a heavy Purse. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Light-fingered Gentry (The).
 
Pickpockets and shop-lifters.   1
 


 Light as a Feather.Light Gains make a heavy Purse. 

 
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