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 Old Mortality.Old Noll. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Old News.
 
Stale news. Hawker’s (or piper’s) news. “Le secret de polichinelle.   1
   A pinch for old news. A schoolboy’s punishment to one of his mates for telling as news what is well known.   2
 


 Old Mortality.Old Noll. 

 
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