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 Man of Salt.Man of Silence (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Man of Sedan.
 
Napoleon III. was so called, because he surrendered his sword to William, King of Prussia, after the battle of Sedan (September 2, 1870).   1
 


 Man of Salt.Man of Silence (The). 

 
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