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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
MacGirdie’s Mare,
 
used by degrees to eat less and less, but just as he had reduced her to a straw a day the poor beast died. This is an old Greek joke, which is well known to schoolboys who have been taught the Analecta Minra. (See Waverley, p. 54.)   1
 


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