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 Lombard (A).Lombard Street to a China Orange. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lombard Fever.
 
Laziness. Pawnbrokers are called Lombard brokers, because they retain the three golden balls of the Lombard money-changers; and lazy folk will pawn anything rather than settle down to steady work.   1
 


 Lombard (A).Lombard Street to a China Orange. 

 
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