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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Old Gooseberry.
 
To play [or play up] old gooseberry. To be a third person; to be de trop. Old Gooseberry is the name given to a person accompanying an engaged couple.   1
 


 Old Glory.Old Grog. 

 
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