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 Back and Edge.Backbone (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Backbite (To).
 
To slander behind one’s back.   1
        “The only thing in which all parties agreed was to back bite the manager.”—W. Irving: Traveller, Buckthorn, p. 193.
 


 Back and Edge.Backbone (The). 

 
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