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 Lion’s Share.Lionise a Person (To) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lions (The).
 
The lions of a place are sights worth seeing, or the celebrities; so called from the ancient custom of showing strangers, as chief of London sights, the lions at the Tower. The Tower menagerie was abolished in 1834.   1
 


 Lion’s Share.Lionise a Person (To) 

 
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