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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
M (initial of manslaughter).
 
The brand of a person convicted of that offence, and admitted to the benefit of clergy. It was burnt on the brawn of the left thumb.   1
 


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