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 Martin.Martin of Bullions (St.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Martin Drunk.
 
Very intoxicated indeed; a drunken man “sobered” by drinking more. The feast of St. Martin (November 11) used to be held as a day of great debauch. Hence Baxter uses the word Martin as a synonym of a drunkard:—   1
        “The language of Martin is there [in heaven] a stranger.”—Saint’s Rest.
 


 Martin.Martin of Bullions (St.). 

 
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