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 Balance.Balclutha (The tower of), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Balayer.
 
Chaeun doit balayer devant sa porte (French), “Let everyone correct his own faults.” The allusion is to a custom, nearly obsolete in large towns, but common still in London and in villages, for each housewife to sweep and keep clean the pavement before her own dwelling.   1
 


 Balance.Balclutha (The tower of), 

 
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