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 Marching Watch.Marchioness (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Marchington (Staffordshire).
 
Famous for a crumbling short cake. Hence the saying that a man or woman of crusty temper is “as short as Marchington wake-cake.”   1
 


 Marching Watch.Marchioness (The). 

 
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