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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lookers-on.
 
The man on the dyke always hurls well. The man standing on the mound, and looking at those who are playing at hurling, can see the faults and criticise them. Umpires are lookers-on.   1
 


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