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 Nose Tax (The).Nose Out of Joint. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Nose of Wax (A).
Mutable and accommodating (faith). A waxen nose may be twisted any way.   1
        “Sed addunt etiam simile quoddam non aptissimum; Eas esse quoddammodo nasum cereum, posse fingi, flectique in omnes modos, et omnium institutio inservire.”—Juclli Apologia, Ecc. Angl., sec. 6.

 Nose Tax (The).Nose Out of Joint. 

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