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 Bailleur.Bain Marie. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Baillif (Herry).
Mine host in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. When the poet began the second “Fit” of the Rime of Sir Thopas, Herry Baillif interrupts him with unmitigated contempt:—   1
“‘No mor of this, for Goddes dignitie!’
Quod our host, ‘for thou makest me
So wery … that
Mine eerës aken for thy nasty speeche.’”
Verse 15327.

 Bailleur.Bain Marie. 

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