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 Man of Wax.Manche (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Man of Whipcord (A).
 
A coachman. The reference is to his whip.   1
        “He would not have suffered the coachman to proceed while the horses were unfit for service… . Yet the man of whipcord escaped some severe … reproach.”—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary, i.
 


 Man of Wax.Manche (French). 

 
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