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 Mother of Pearl.Mother’s Apron Strings. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mother of the Gracchi.
 
A hard, strong-minded, rigid woman, without one soft point or effeminate weakness. Always in the right, and maintaining her right with the fortitude of a martyr.   1
 


 Mother of Pearl.Mother’s Apron Strings. 

 
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