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 Midlo’thian.Midrash’im (sing. Midrash). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Midnight Oil.
 
Late hours.   1
   Burning the midnight oil. Sitting up late, especially when engaged on literary work.   2
   Smells of the midnight oil. Said of literary work, which seems very elaborate, and has not the art of concealing art. (See LAMP.)   3
 


 Midlo’thian.Midrash’im (sing. Midrash). 

 
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