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 Master of the Rolls.Matadore (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mastic.
 
A tonic which promotes appetite, and therefore only increases the misery of a hungry man.   1
       
“Like the starved wretch that hungry mastic chews,
But cheats himself and fosters his disease.”
       
West: Triumphs of the Gout (Luoian).
 


 Master of the Rolls.Matadore (3 syl.). 

 
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