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 Mince (French).Mince the Matter. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mince Pies
 
at Christmas time are emblematical of the manger in which our Saviour was laid. The paste over the “offering” was made in form of a cratch or hay-rack. (See PLUM PUDDING.)   1
   Mince pies. Slang for “the eyes.” (See CHIVY.)   2
 


 Mince (French).Mince the Matter. 

 
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